In Viscera Cleanup Detail, you step into the boots of a space-station janitor tasked with cleaning up after various horrific sci-fi horror events. Instead of machineguns and plasma-rifles, your tools are a mop and bucket. That hero left a mess, and it's up to you to deal with the aftermath.
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Release Date: Oct 23, 2015

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July 22

Updated to v1.075


We've all been down and out with flu the last two weeks, hence the delay, but we have a small update this week to fix a couple issues. Read on!

  • Fixed glitchy Medkit on the wall near bin machine in Incubation Emergency.
  • Changed average length estimate for Incubation Emergency from 2 hours to 3 hours.
  • Fixed "Military" being a valid answer for Incubation Emergency's punchout report forms, as there was no military presence.

  • The "Secret Item" that burns and melts stuff now also burns Creep and Biomass.
  • Fixed mouse cursor being frozen, usually upon entering the "Options Menu".
  • Fixed P.I.Ds with random names coming out blank on the punchout report forms if the P.I.Ds are from a loaded save-game.

  • Fixed Debriefing screen stamp showing "Granted" in the event that you make a truly terrible mess, instead of "Company Liquidated".

    Shadow Warrior:
  • Shadow Warrior Briefcase lid no longer gets duplicated upon returning it to the office.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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July 6

Update v1.07 live!

Hey hey!

Well, we finally got here! V1.07 is quite the update, bringing with it some large additions, including many fixes, a whole new map with new gameplay challenges, the VCD: Shadow Warrior has been merged in and some new songs for the Big Banger (and by extension, the Soundtrack)!

Read on for a list of the changes:

  • Added new Incubation Emergency level!
  • Replaced the Front End level with something new.
  • Greatly reduced the chances of Players falling through the floors in Paintenance Tunnels.
  • Optimized Hydroponic Hell.
  • Added Cascaded Shadows to Overgrowth, allowing dynamic shadows on all the plants.
  • Fixed levers in Evil Science not using the "Pull Down" hand animation.
  • Fixed P.I.D of the body in Evil Science near the surgery stating it was eviscerated, despite there being no signs.
  • Fixed Evil Science Dr. Mord's P.I.D wrongly counting as shot and murdered, instead of slain and dismembered.

  • Added a "Debriefing" screen that appears after punching-out to clearly show if you're fired or not.
  • Added 3 new songs to the Big Banger!
  • Added some water footstep sounds.
  • The J-HARM no longer jams in Speedrun mode.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Report Accuracy and scoring to be slightly skewed by levels that don't use all the boxes on the Punchout Incident Report paperwork.
  • Fixed the Janitor trunk sometimes duplicating and/or keeping trophies incorrectly between spin-offs and when repeatedly punching out of the same saved game session.
  • Added a "Trophy Backup" save system that saves a time-stamped backup of your trophies everytime you punch-out to the office. In-case something goes wrong.
  • Fixed some issue causing the later Achievements(Santa, House of Horror) to not always be unlocked.
  • Changed mop-drip particles.
  • Fixed spare mop objects(such as the ones in the Janitor Office) counting as mess.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused an ininite-loop crash during startup if the movies are not skipped.
  • Fixed(hopefully) an issue that sometimes caused an ininite-loop crash after loading a saved game in which lots of footprints were clustered together.

  • Made a change that 'may' help Steam MP Connectivity(in "Cancelled Connection Attempt" cases).
  • Fixed an issue causing players to be unable to join servers hosting Original VCD levels unless they also had the House of Horror DLC.
  • Fixed the Janitor Trunk lid not being attached to the trunk itself on clients.
  • Fixed an annoying bug on clients that caused objects picked up for the first time to do some ugly physics snapping.
  • Added an "Official Content Only" option to the "Game Rules" menu to allow servers to avoid certain Workshop dependency issues, and accept connections from stock VCD players.
  • The Big Banger now bounces more smoothly on clients, instead of the sticky motions it had before.

  • Improved the volume balance of menu music.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Join Menu to add empty search results.
  • Added "Note Zoom Scale" setting to options menu to allow you to improve paper Note and PDA readability.
  • Decreased size of level description area on the game's map selection Menu.
  • Limited server names to 34 characters.
  • Improved the composition of the mid-game menu logos.
  • Increased the character limit on punch-out report form boxes, and changed their font.
  • Filtered out save files you can't load because you're using the wrong spin-off in the map selection Menu.
  • Limited the number of Punchout Reports shown on the Viewing Screen in the office to 100, to prevent crashing.
  • Added "Menu Sensitivity" setting to controls menu, allowing you to increase the mouse sensitivity used while in the game's menus.
  • Added a "Footprint Limit" setting to the Game Rules menu, allowing you to limit their creation.
  • Fixed "Global Radio" setting not taking effect at level load.
  • Reordered map list, making Athena's Wrath the default.

    Horror DLC:
  • Added the missing P.I.D for the guy on the back porch.

    Santa's Rampage:
  • Fixed "Stuffed Dolls" not counting as Christmas items.
  • Fixed company notice notes being listed as from "Aerospace Sanitation" instead of "Polar Sanitation".
  • Changed the way Molotovs behave; they now have to be lit before they can explode.

  • Added the "Level Inventory" and "Level Voice Controller" settings to the Map Info object, allowing level creators to give players different tools and the SW voice.
  • Added Santa and Shadow Warrior objects to "Plopper" tool.
  • Added additional bounce pattern system to Big Banger, allowing you to define more detail for songs.
  • Fixed News Ticker not scrolling if the first item isn't long enough.
  • Fixed News Ticker overrides using blank colours by default.
  • Added a "bIsCollectible" variable to all physics objects, allowing you to decide if the Janitor trunk can take it with or not.
  • Added VCTrigger actor, allows you to change the hand animation played for "Use" triggers.


Incubation Emergency:

Oh hey, and a reminder that Viscera Cleanup Detail's Workshop has grown quite nicely since its inception. Here are just some of the cool things our community has made, so check it out:

And there we go! Enjoy, everyone!

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“You know what I really love about violence? Dealing with the consequences! That’s why I’m so excited to see that Viscera Cleanup Detail, the space station janitor simulation, is now available on Steam Early Access.”

“By setting its mundane stall in the days after events that would be taken oh-so-seriously in another game, Viscera Cleanup Detail manages to be morbidly hilarious without ever telling a single joke.”

About This Game

Disaster! An alien invasion and subsequent infestation have decimated this facility. Many lives were lost, the facility was ruined and the aliens were unstoppable. All hope was lost until one survivor found the courage to fight back and put the aliens in their place!
It was a long and horrific battle as the survivor dueled with all manner of terrifying life-forms and alien mutations, but our hero won out in the end and destroyed the alien menace! Humanity was saved!

Unfortunately, the alien infestation and the heroic efforts of the courageous survivors have left rather a mess throughout the facility. As the janitor, it is your duty to get this place cleaned up.
So grab your mop and roll up your sleeves, this is gonna be one messy job.
Today, you're on Viscera Cleanup Detail!

Key Features

  • Janitorial Simulation - Step into the boots of a space-station sanitation technician and deal with the horrific aftermath of a sci-fi horror event. Blood, viscera, spent cartridges, worker bodies and other messes litter the facilities.
  • Clean - It's your job to clean up the mess, so clean it up you shall! Use your trusty mop, gloves, dispenser machines, plasma laser and sniffer tool to help you get all that blood out of the floor and off the ceiling! You can even try and punch-out if you think you've done your job.
  • Sandbox Gameplay - Don't want to clean? Just want to make more of a mess and play around with the physics? Go ahead! You can save your game as well; that's kind of us!
  • Multiplayer - You can even enlist some friends/coworkers to come and help you clean up (or make even more mess). Split-screen co-op is available too!


Buying Viscera Cleanup Detail also gets you our spin-off titles, 'VCD: Shadow Warrior' and 'Santa's Rampage' free!
Santa's Rampage comes included in the main game download AND as a standalone copy you can use to connect with others who only own Santa's Rampage.

System Requirements

    • OS: Win XP SP3, Win 7
    • Processor: 2.4GHz Dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Win 7
    • Processor: 2.6GHz Quad core CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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Very Positive (171 reviews)
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( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
thsi game is good for people who have ocd about messes
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B&H | Dragonova #TeamPyro
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
-95% is considered a good score in this game.

I get a 94% completion rating: DEMOTED.

Why do I play this game again?
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Le Bon Pain Jacket
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Product received for free
Probably more work to do here than at my job Awesome/20
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( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is VERY enjoyable, however I only find it enjoyable when you play it with friends. I could see solo being good for some people, but for me I don't really like it and it just gets boring. The game is also very good for someone who likes the JOY of cleaning a HUGE mess up and making the place sparkly clean!

At the games current state, I would recommend it to anyone who loves to play with their friends and to anyone who just genuinely likes to clean, and get that satisfaction feeling! I rate it a 7/10. 👍
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( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Me likey
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( 22.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Well, instead of helping my parents clean the house, I play this game cleaning some pixels.
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Crocs + Socks
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Wow. Just wow. So much things to do in this game. When you buy this game you get Viscera Cleanup Detail, VCD Santa's Rampage and VCD Shadow Warrior. 11/10 would not cleanup my room again.
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( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
this gama is so cool
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( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Do you feel satisfied when you clean all the gunk from under your fingernails?


Then get this game.

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( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
No one really wants to clean up bloodstains, bulletholes, guts and gore but somebody has to do it.

+21:9 supported.

Though, I REALLY hope the devs continue updating constantly as there is a lot of potential.

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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
50 of 57 people (88%) found this review helpful
68 people found this review funny
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Work. Work never changes.

Since the dawn of human kind, when our ancestors first discovered the cleaning power of water and sponges, blood has been washed off in the name of everything: from promotion to simple, pure satisfaction.

In the year 2184, after the outbreak of war with aliens, the messy nature of man could sustain itself no longer: the world was plunged into an abyss of filth, junk, viscera and dismembered bloody corpses.

But it was not, as some had predicted, the end of janitor's work. Instead, the invasion was simply the prologue to another painstaking chapter of human history. For we succeeded in defeating the aliens - but work, work never changes.

In the early days, thousands of workers were spared the horrors of cleaning by dying in different ways, known as stupid. And when the janitors entered, they died in even more stupid ways - all except you. For on that fateful day, when you took your trusted mop and a bucket of water, the small wooden door of The Office closed - and never reopened. It was here when you started. It is here you will be fired.

Because, on the Spaceship: no trash ever enters, and no trash ever leaves.
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
is like drugs for ocd
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
There's times when I am on Skype with a friend, or on a phone call with family. During these times, I need to focus on what they are saying and respond to it, even though what they are saying is boring me to tears. During those moments I like to play a game where I can just muck around, without having to worry about focusing on things like voice acting, or plot. Just mindless fun! Viscera Cleanup Detail accomplishes that for me!
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
36.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
One may think that this game's postive reviews are a joint effort by the community to give us all a giggle when we see that a 'Cleaning Simulator' is one of the best games on the market. Somehow, that is not the case. I was expecting a Cory in the House DS level of deviation from the reviews, what I recieved was a humourous, polished, highly editable, multiplayer masterpiece that taps into my crippling OCD and unleashes my inner Janitor. If you think this game is just for a select few neat-freaks with too much time on their hands, you will likely be surprised. I showed this game to my friend who is a devout COD fanboy, ( eugh ) and he got into it just as much as me. One of the most unique and satisfying games I have ever played.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
In a nutshell, Viscera Cleanup Detail poses the question, ‘What happens after you finish an FPS?’, then answers it with ‘Someone has to come along and clean up all the blood, gore, bullet casings and destroyed stuff, and get the place ready for work again the next day.’ That “someone” is, of course, you.

Its central shtick – that you’re working in environments familiar from the shooters we all know and love, as well as various icons of genre cinema – is ideally served by its Unreal Engine 3 housing. The colour palette tends to err on the side of ‘fun’, and fits well with the game’s overall sense of humour. The levels are solid and chunky, beautifully textured and full of hidden detail. In fact, the amount of thought and care that has gone into each level is very clear. They look and feel like they’ve been meticulously planned and carefully crafted by people who are as happy and comfortable working in their game engine as I am sitting in my pyjamas writing about it. Plus, you get a choice of 32- or 64-bit executables to launch, which is always a delicious cherry on any gaming cake.

It’s an interesting concept, and an excellent setting in which to explore it. But what’s it like to play? Well, entering a level for the first time and looking around is a bit like waking up in the morning with a heavy head and seeing the epic mess left after last night’s fun times. Except with added ludicrous, Sam Raimi-like amounts of blood on the floors, walls and ceilings. There’s also general rubbish and litter, assorted body parts (including quite small, fiddly bits of entrails), and furniture, items and decorations that have been smashed or knocked askew. Sometimes there are broken or empty sentry gun turrets that need replicating, replacing and re-arming (making them come online again — a dangerous part of the puzzle), as well as every gamer’s godsend – first aid kits, which also need re-filling. Then, there are the barrels and crates. Each of the five levels I’ve played so far has had special zones painted on the floor, one for barrels and one for crates. Your success in each level is measured by various statistics that represent your thoroughness in cleaning and tidying, and ideally you’ll replace all these scattered containers in their proper zones to help get the best rating.

So, there’s stuff to clean, stuff to repair, stuff to refill or replace, stuff to pile up in its proper place, and stuff to just shovel up and throw away. Dead stuff is part of that latter category, and its bloody messy (janitor humour again). Deceased people, plants, monsters, robots and Weird Things all leak some kind of nasty fluids, and every time you move something, trip over or drop it, more of these delightful fluids plop out. On top of that, walking through puddles of it creates footprints. And despite your best efforts, there will always be (more) blood.

The very first time I fired up Viscera Cleanup Detail I lasted about five minutes before giving up and leaving it again. I’d been hankering after the game for a while, and had finally got it at a really good price from Bundlestars, so it preyed on my mind somewhat that I should go back and give it a fair shake. Finally, as I mooched about at 2 am in my kitchen dealing with the aftermath of the inaugural Summer 2016 barbecue at my place, I wondered whether clearing up broken sentry guns, blood stains and eviscerated monsters was as easy as dealing with dirty paper plates, millions of beer cans and acres of greasy, burned tin foil. Well, I can tell you that it’s not. But it sure is a lot more fun!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
I love this game. It's a great game to relieve some stress because it's just a bunch of cleaning. It may seem boring but it keeps you occupied and I thoroughly enjoy the game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Product received for free
Viscera Cleanup Detail
Publisher: Runestone Games

Viscera Cleanup Detail is a very different game than the ones we are used to. It does not fall into the category of the genres we are so familiar to. It is a game where you are a janitor. That does sound like one of the most boring jobs to do in a game but if Viscera is anything to go by, it does not feel that way.
Viscera Cleanup Detail puts you into the boots of a janitor who is tasked with cleaning different Sci fi horror events where the actual hero has already done his work and left the place in a mess. Now, it is your job to clean it up in the old fashioned way. Viscera Cleanup Detail Equips you with a mop and a bucket full of water. You clean up the blood stains by using the mop which gets dirty after a few bloody strokes. You either have to dip it into the bucket or any other source of water which makes it close to new in an instant. Then you find heat furnaces which are used to burn down pieces of bodies found around the place. You can pick up various objects and throw them around to have some fun with the somewhat wonky physics engine. It is a game where the humour is solid even where there are no jokes spoken. That’s what makes Viscera special.
Gameplay-wise viscera is pretty limited in scope. You don’t do a anything except the cleaning and a little messing around with the physics engine. It doesn’t help that you are the only character in the whole place as it completely removes any interaction. Though sometimes it gives out certain creepy vibes in the form of dead bodies and the complete silence. Viscera Cleanup Detail’s environments are certainly very impressive. Large rooms complete with easter eggs to find and the various bodies which gives you a sense of what happened here. It gives you a feel what happens after hero rages through the building in order to complete his objective and never turns back to see what transpired while he was there. The visuals of Viscera Cleanup Detail are stunning to say the least. After you clean up a room, there is a sense of achievement which is not present in many games. It is a game where you can relax, a game where you lay down and clean down a few rooms. During my playthrough, I encountered a few bugs but nothing game breaking by any means.
No review can justify how Viscera Cleanup Detail feels. You know after the first few minutes if you’re going to enjoy this game or not. To some it may feel like a boring romp through various rooms, but if you’re like me and enjoy a bit of relaxation in games, Viscera Cleanup detail provides all of that with a solid dose of humour and rooms choke full of easter eggs.

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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Step 1: Have a friend who isn't clumsy
Step 2: Accidentally knock over a bin filled with body parts
Step 3: Panic and step back tipping over a dirty bucket making even more mess
Step 4: Run to get a clean bucket leaving footprints everywhere
Step 5: Watch as your friend looks at more mess than you started with
10/10 would make a mess clean again
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
35.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
Exactly what it says on the tin. You'll be on a detail to cleanup viscera. It's not simple but it's not deep either, and it makes for a fun co-op game to do something while chatting with friends. Wouldn't recommend for single player, and do be wary it can be buggy when it comes to MP connectivity.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
My mates GF hate him playing it :D
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