Alex Seropian has some big plans for mobile gaming, and they rely on bringing a 'hardcore' gaming experience to smartphone and tablet gamers by redefining the traditional control interface of smartphone and tablet games.

Seropian is keeping his cards close to his chest in terms of details, but says most of the new control innovations rely on "getting closer to how a mouse works" and moving them from the screen space to the "game space".

Surely science fiction? reports that Seropian – now a member of the recently formed Industrial Toys studio is working on is an as-yet unnamed sci-fi game written by veteran author John Scalzi, best know for his Hugo Award-nominated Old Man’s War.

The developers at Industrial Toys envision this project to feature an expansive, MMORPG-style gameworld, along with an integrated community and the intriguing-sounding controls.