This new venture differs from other Zynga hits like FarmVille and FrontierVille in just a few key ways.
1. It doesn't actually have "Ville" in the title.
2. Players play with actual, totally real money.
3. Players' company won't necessarily grow. In fact, it may shrink through no fault of their own.
4. The company is Zynga, which made almost $600 million in revenue in 2010.
5. It's not a game, but a stock offering.
OK, so maybe Zynga's filing of an S-1 form, detailing its intent to become a publicly traded company at some point in the future, isn't a new game announcement. But if you guys know of a better way to trick you into reading a story involving both the stock market and casual games, we'd love to hear it.