Angry Birds Maker Ready for Stock Sale, has Six Sequels Planned in 2012S

On the heels of Facebook gaming titan Zynga going public today, the maker of mobile gaming's mammoth hit Angry Birds suggests it will pursue a public offering of stock in 2013, and that it has five or six games from that franchise planned for 2012.

Tekniikka & Talous, a weekly newspaper in Rovio's native Finland, reports that the company wants to become a media firm modeled on Walt Disney Co. "There is no reason why we should not be able to build a company of that size," Peter Vesterbecka told the publication. Walt Disney's shares are valued at $65.3 billion.

Reuters notes that Rovio earlier said it was looking at a stock market listing in the U.S. by 2013 or 2014.

Vesterbecka added that in 2012 Rovio would launch five or six additional games featuring the Angry Birds cast of characters.

Angry Birds maker eyes 2013 Hong Kong IPO: report [Reuters]