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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February 15

Update V1.06 live!

Hey hey!

We live again! Back from our break from the grind-stone, and now returning to the fray. Stuff was a little slow this month because it's February; tax/biz/accounting month.. But that's getting done so we can continue dev work.

We're working on the merge of the Shadow Warrior spinoff, a new map and more fixes and similar for coming updates. Hopefully those won't take too long. Anyway, here are the fixes for v1.06!

    Maps:
  • Fixed the cave tunnel in Frostbite causing objects to glitch out of existence.
  • Fixed obstructed doors sometimes jamming in Evil Science, Caduceus and Cryogenesis.
  • Fixed Frostbite report forms expecting the "estimated dead alien entities" counter to be 0.

    Game:
  • Fixed elusive item duplication bug upon returning to the office.
  • Improved the way punchout report forms calculate the bonus for "estimate counters".
  • Fixed "estimated dead alien entities" counter on the punchout report form being able to drastically massacre your score if high numbers are entered.
  • Fixed Incinerator being bloodied by dirty mops.
  • Fixed issue causing you to be awarded the "Clean Freak" achievement for visiting the office first time from another level.

    UI:
  • Added link to Viscera Cleanup Detail Wiki on Main Menu.

Not exactly sure when the next update will be, because the merge will probably take a bit of time. However, there may be other smaller updates before then, such as the new map and some fixes.

We'll be starting to move onto other projects as we go through the year as well. Prototypes to make, others to flesh out, etc.

Enjoy, everyone!

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Reviews

“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.”
PCGamer

“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.”
EuroGamer

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!

Important:

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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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AdmiralWhale [CRS]
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Very Satisfying. That's all this game has to offer. I play this game and enjoy it so much because of the OCD inside everyone during this game. Great spending my friend's money on this!
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GaNoo
( 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! Ciscera Cleanup Detail accomplishes that for me!
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PCGNeurotic
( 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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Steve
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pick up that can!
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CrossGamer42
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Amazing for OCD people like me. And overall a great time.
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Hex
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Grab a friend, grab a mop, get going. Best enjoyed if you have someone else to throw legs and such at.
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(the hated) Psychopathic SnowMan
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
You're paying money to clean up other's messes.
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ragefulpandas
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is by far the strangest thing I've played and yet it is the most addicting one as well. How can cleaning up be so much fun, you may ask? It just is, my friend. You will understand when you play it. I bought it as a kind of joke and here I've already spent hours upon hours playing it. In the end the joke was on me as I ended up liking it way more than I thought I would.

(I also bought this like the day before the summer sale cause I'm an idiot. Oh well. It was well worth it. #Noregrets )

Anyways, I r8 8/8 m8, this game is gr8!
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Blackbeard
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Includes such puzzles as: "how do I get this dead body downstairs?" and "How can I get the bucket of body parts out the window?" A horrific good time!
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Unicorn Tomato
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Okay so I don't have OCD or any of that ♥♥♥♥ yet this game leaves me super ♥♥♥♥ing satisfied and it's a somewhat good feeling and a somewhat uncomfortable feeling.

Buy this ♥♥♥♥ing game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
73 of 80 people (91%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 5
Now every time I play Doom, I think of the cleanup I'll have to do later.
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This game is good, but I don't reccomend it if you get bothered by gore.

Also, who else thinks this game should be VR-compatible?
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
79.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Watching all the bloody mess and gore turn into a sparkling clean level is extremely satisfying. Picking up bullet casings is so zen.

Make sure to play with friends, though. I can't really see myself playing this game alone.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
109.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood...

Clean with friends and have a laugh or clean alone and satisfy your OCD..
Burn everything or make a bigger mess.. its all up to you really..

As a veteren janitor.. I love trusty space mop .. bins and buckets
They are always there for you

I definitally recommend this game...
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Not sure why I enjoy this so much. Once I start my OCD takes over and I cant stop until it's done. Its...Relaxing
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Good game for wasting time and laughing at some of the weird ways people died. It's super tedious, though. Takes forever if you don't have anyone with you.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
>be me
>ready to clock out after a hard day of work
>letsdothis.jpg
>filling out work for extra credit
>friend comes up
>friend comes to the machine
>friend bumps into me
>i suddenly die
>friend clocks out without finishing up the extra credit work
>a single tear rolls down my cheek

11/10 would die again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
If you want to buy this game you need friends, because it's so funny with friends :D
If cleaning was funny in real life :((
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
I LOVE the idea of this game...
Sadly the gameplay is too repetitive.
I loved it when I saw the laser gun and realized I could turn corpses into cauterized pieces that didn't bleed, or turn materials into piles of molten metal and plastic.
I though I would soon find more creative tools like that, or new tipes of mess to clean or something...
But nope. That's all.
You clean muck, blood and a black substance than can be created by burning things with the laser or... Be there.
That's it... All the time... And you can't keep the gun. You have to drop it to get anything else.
Also, movement is strange and dificult. It´s like if you had a massive body but you couldn't see it. So you'll spill buckets a lot or get stuck in places that don't appear to be tight.
I like that there seems to be something like a weight system. If you load a disposable bin too much you have to look up to lift it. Problem is the that when you carry it and look up... You can't see anything.
This game is fun... For an hour or two. Can't see myself playing it more than that.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Picked this up from the recent Humble Bundle and have absolutely fallen in love with it.

The gameplay is simple, but can be tricky at times. The cleanup process is strangely rewarding, in a similar sense to games like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley, where tasks you normally wouldn't find appealing in the real world are oh-so satisfying.

I would love to see more content added in the future. Maps, cleaning tools, anything! Definitely recommend!
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