Zombies lurk in "The Drowning." (All rights reserved - Scattered Entertainment)
It's a horror-themed first-person shooter designed for touchscreens that's said to use just two fingers on one hand, and a new video shows how that's achieved.
Swipes, taps and pinches form the core of control in "The Drowning," with taps used to move the player character, swipes used to look around, and pinches to zoom in and out where needed.
Ben Cousins worked as a producer on several Battlefield action games -- not the most recent Battlefield 3 from 2011, but instead the pick-up-and-play Battlefield 1943 and freemium online offerings Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Online, and Battlefield Play4Free.
He's now heading up The Drowning, destined for iOS and Android, which itself is free to play, and not bad-looking either.
Like fellow first-person shooter veteran Robert Bowling, he's keen to demonstrate that big budget production values can carry over to the innovative mobile and tablet platforms, and that's what "The Drowning" is intended to be all about.
That's part of the thinking behind The Drowning and its use of standard touchscreen swipes, taps and pinches, doing away with the virtual joysticks and on-screen buttons that had been present in an early prototype of the game.