Spanish indie developer Locomalito, who created last year's acclaimed freeware shoot'em up Hydorah (and later L'Abbaye des Morts), has revealed a new "medical terror arcade game" he's working on called Viriax.

Inspired by and dedicated to an unknown illness he suffered last September, the game features "retro visuals and music, simple controls," and [procedurally] generated levels" designed for "short and intense" play.

Locomalito describes Viriax's concept:

"Be part of the Viriax infection and show humans who set the rules in the Earth. Infect important organs one by one, and destroy the ultimate defensive hope of humanity, the Nanobot Assembly System, implemented as a chip near the brain.

Reach the organ core to infect it, but watch your energy level: each time you move up or attack you will loose part of your energy, as also you will loose a bunch of energy if you get hit by an enemy cell. Collect red globules to keep your energy full and think when it's a good moment to stop and make some points."

Gryzor87, the composer behind Hydorah's excellent soundtrack, is once again handling the music for Viriax, this time using PXTone (music editing tool created by Cave Story developer Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya) exclusively.

The developer hasn't yet announce when the PC game will release, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear any news on it!

[Via IndieGames.com]