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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27.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
Best game ive bought on steam so far, ince to listen to podcast while cleaning
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Arata The Mudkip
20.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
This is literally the only game that made me hate making messes, 10/10 would play again *spills something* FFFFUUUUUUUUUUU-
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10.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Hilarious game, don't bother with single player...

You get home and have to do all the boring housework, finally you finish and sit down at your computer and think... Now that I've finished all that tidying up, I should tidy up AND do paperwork! But for some reason It's fun.... No really it is, get some good friends together and it's an awesome laugh. Just watch out for those sneaky buckets!
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Austin Craith
22.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
Weirdly addictive. Granted I haven't even gotten through half the levels but its pretty interesting being in the obviously influenced environments and its filled with tons of easter eggs throughout (some more literal than others!).

It isn't a particularly challenging game if you pay attention but you can still die and you can fail levels quite easily if you dont clean up well enough. It kept me entertained for a fair few hours and I hope to have time to go back and do some more at some point!
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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
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6.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
Ever wanted to commit a mass murder ? yes ? well too bad for you ! cuz you're the guy cleaning the aftermath up ! sucks to be you ! HAH !

but on a serious note ;) very fun to screw ♥♥♥♥ up with your friends :D

10/10 would throw bucket at friend again !
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csgo god
14.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
This game managed to make playing with human body parts fun.
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7.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
Who new that cleaning up a horrific mess would be enjoyable? It's fun by yourself when you just want to chill and it's fun with friends!
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17.5 hrs
Posted: August 21
Make this ♥♥♥♥ for the Vive so I can avoid cleaning my room even further. This way I can virtually clean my room.

Really though, its a fun game with friends.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: August 21
Don't like game I want my money back not worth it
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
Detests manual labor: finds a cleaning simulator amusing.
Spills mop water, cleans it up and rinses mop in game: could not be bothered irl.
The human mind never ceases to amaze.
Would procrastinate again.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Whoever would've guessed, before this game ever came out, that a janitoral simulation could be so damn fun? Certainly not me.

This game gives me a whole new appreciation for real life janitors. They are the unsung heroes, folks. Seriously. If you see one in real life, be glad that they are willing to do a job (for crappy pay I might add) that the majority of us wouldn't want to do, and treat them kindly.

Anyway, you can't go wrong with this game. Single-player is fine, but it's more fun with other people.

If you have OCD, then you will worship this game! In fact, you will probably cry every time you leave your house because you will miss this game when you're out! If that does happen, then you should not buy it because I don't want you to cry. :(
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 20
I'd rather mop for hours instead of playing no man's sky
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Living in the day and age where brutal gore filled shoot-em-up games are common. From large scale battles, to mass homicides leaving mutilated corpses behind. In those games, the bodies just stay there and we progress on with the game, never really stopped to think.... whos gunna clean this ♥♥♥♥ up.
Well thats where Viscera Cleanup Detail shines! Spend hours cleaning up after the horrific murders, accidents, mutations and mutilations. Each level walking into another scene of just dismembered humans and other monsters, thrown about with their insides skewn everywhere.
Burn all the bodies, stack all the crates, mop up the floors! Even make a bucket pyramid. Viscera cleanup detail is even better with a friend! You and your friends can listen to the royalty free weird retro punk music provided via the radio. Dont like the music? Burn the radio too!
Everything in viscera is just pure fun and amazing.... Until you knock over the bucket. ♥♥♥♥ you for knocking over my buckets.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Play with a couple friends, I promise you will be coming back for more. The most bizarely satisfying game in my library... essentially the only thing I play on a regular basis anymore. A triumph of the medium.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
>Enters office
>Looked up tutorial on how to open the door thing
>Saw that there was another door in the video behind some lockers
>Opened the door
>Opened another door with a much longer password

10/10, best twist ever.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This game managed to make playing with human body parts fun.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
10/10 would clean up virtual blood instead of my room again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
7/10 not a bad time killer if your hella bored. also good for some dark humor. 100% better with friends!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
There's something oddly satisfying about this game. There's no enemies to run from and/or kill, there's no time limit (unless you set one for yourself), hell there's not even any music. The game just revolves around you as a janitor, simply cleaning up some horrible accidents. Mopping up blood and other stuff, disposing of body parts and organs inside of an incinerator, and putting down the customary "Caution! Wet Floor!" signs. It may sound boring, but once you start you almost find yourself in a Zen-like trance. You want to keep playing to make sure everything is just right before you say you've finished the job. The only real major problem I have with the game is the pyshics. Knocking over your bucket or biohazard bin with just the slightest touch (even happens with a single bullet shell casing) is beyond frustrating. It's not enough to make the game unplayable, but will get even the most patient of players to drop an F bomb. A solid 7 out of 10.
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