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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,576 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2014

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“So you've elected to support development of Viscera Cleanup Detail by getting the Early Access build, great! There are a few things to keep in mind however, as we continue development, fix bugs, add content and polish it all up.
  • It's still in development, so it has issues, especially regarding network.
  • You might want to think twice about buying this now if you're looking for a polished product. However, if you want to support us and provide feedback for the game's development, we'd be super grateful!
  • The price will increase as it gets closer to the finished game.
  • Everything is subject to change; your favourite feature could be eradicated.

As we proceed with development, the major improvements you will see will be relating to new and improved maps, bug fixes and polish. New content will primarily be focused on creating interesting environments for our players to experience.

And on a final note, mod support will be coming very soon! So you'll be able to craft your own space-station massacres; hooray!”
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October 20

From v0.35 to v1.0: tentative roadmap

Greetings everyone!

So here is our tentative roadmap for VCD from v0.35 (coming Friday probably) to v1.0 (hopefully in January). This is very much subject to change!

  • General fixes [too many to list specifically]
  • General tweaks [adjustments that will make themselves apparent as we go]
  • Office tweaks and improvements that might be required

  • Robotics facility [fancy new map and environment with new things to deal with]
  • Paintenance [smaller map, theme shall remain secret for now!]
  • Zero-G - MAY NOT HAPPEN! [this will be a design and environment reworking of the Zero Gravity map]

  • J-HARM lift tool [for those hard to reach places!]
  • Broom tool [it'll make it easier to sweep objects together]
  • Artifact [muhaha!]
  • Lightning scars [fix with Plasma tool]
  • Radio [this depends very much on my ability to craft enough funky janitorial tunes!]
  • Foetus' for tanks [decorative]

  • General audio pass:
    This will be an overall pass of VCD audio, where we'll add new sounds where lacking, or repeat too often across multiple objects (eg: all the crates). Expect a few dozen new ones.
  • Hand animations [add more animations for the hands as needed, such as opening and closing, switching things on and off, palm scanner, etc]

  • Trading cards
  • Achievements
  • Mod support / Steam Workshop
  • Mac support [this is not a guarantee! we are not yet certain if it's possible, but we will try our best!]
  • Launch/Release video

This is how this roadmap should go down over updates. This is by no means complete or definite however, rather a general guide. We will aim to get things in in that order, and as quick as we can.
Fixes and tweaks aren't listed here, as they will be spread widely across the whole lot as we go :)

v0.35 [potential]
Trading cards
New map [Paintenance]
Hand animations
First few Achievements

v0.36 [potential]
Audio pass
More Achievements

v0.37 [potential]
Lightning scars
More Achievements

v0.40 [potential]
Robot Facility
More Achievements

v1.00 [potential]
Mac build
Launch video

And there we have it for now! We'll keep on doing as much as we can and get through the updates as quickly as possible for ya'll :) The only long gap might be when we take a couple weeks off over Christmas, but we aim to have most of it all done by that point.


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October 16

Update 0.34 live!


Well, it's been a while since the last one, as we attempted to get the Mac build working and focused a bit more time on Rooks Keep (due out very soon!). As the Mac build didn't behave, we'll keep going with normal updates, and hopefully slot a working Mac build in somewhere.

Also, there is some funk going on with the pricing increase to $10, so that will be delayed for a bit longer.. (YAY right??)

Anyway, v0.34 is now live and here are the changes. Major changes include better note/PDA holding, new anims for hands and the janitor(3rd person) and fixes! Changelog below:

  • Fixed Greenhouse lift not saving any data.
  • Improved disposal hatch in Janitor Office.
  • Improved Janitor Office door collision, you can now fit bins through them.
  • Improved visibility of 'pus-pod' splats in the Greenhouse.
  • The keypad pass-codes in the Janitor Office are now randomized on your first visit.
  • Fixed seed-beds in Greenhouse from accepting seeds in buckets and bins.
  • Added new a note to the Office and Greenhouse level.
  • Changed punchout reports when playing Cryogenesis.
  • Optimized Hydroponic Hell map (the particles specifically).

  • Prevented machines spitting out gibs in speedrun mode.
  • Changed office level to now save automatically when you exit or quit.
  • Fixed empty buckets having sand in them after loading a saved game.
  • Added a visual cue to interactive keypads to aid in hacking.
  • Changed Bob's notes.
  • Added new third-person janitor movement animations.
  • Added new first-person hand animations.
  • Added Spam to the Supply Machine...uh oh!
  • Gave Flares the ability to burn small weak items such as papers and soda cans.
  • Fixed Sand Piles in digsite not being saved.
  • Made Goo-Jars spread an infection to dead things!
  • Fixed Mutant viscera using the wrong stump blood colour.
  • Added new note handling + anims, the hands now actually hold them just right!
  • Fixed draw depth of notes in multiplayer, they are no longer drawn over the player who's holding them.

  • Added some basic map info to the Main Menu.
  • Fixed changing resolution and then turning off windowed mode causing the wrong resolution to be used.
  • Finally fixed Gamma setting not working!

  • Gave all Viscera Cleanup Detail classes their own class-group in the editor, should be easier to find now.

And there we go! Also of note, is this thread where we will talk about our daily development tasks for VCD. Also, this handy guide will help out with level creation for VCD.

Thanks ya'll and pleasant janitoring!

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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 duelled 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 - Note: MP is still being worked out and may have issues still.
    You can even enlist some friends/coworkers to come and help you clean up (or make even more mess).


Buying Viscera Cleanup Detail also gets you our spin-off titles, 'VCD: Shadow Warrior' and 'Santa's Rampage' free! And if you already own Santa's Rampage on Steam, you get a discount on this game!

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
    • Hard Drive: 2 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
#1 - This game preys on people with OCD.

#2 - I didn't know I could jam 1.5 bodies into a bio hazard box, maybe more if they're in smaller chunks.

#3 - I now know what my mother went through when cleaning up our house while I was growing up.

#4 - This must be what experienced serial killers have to go through on a regular basis in order to get rid of evidence.

#5 - Over stuffed a bio hazard box with gibs, tried to take it to the incinerator but hit a wall, knocked almost everything out, fell on the floor, splattered blood and guts everywhere. Went to clean I up with my mop but it was dirty so I only smeared it around and made it worse. Went to go find my bucket only to realize I left a trail of bloody footprints down the hall and gave me three times more work to do.

5/5 - would burn body bags again.
Posted: October 1
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Spent an hour and a half systematically cleaning and throwing away everything that dare step between me and my mop. Decide to complete the mission. Learn the barrels I've left behind, killed people.

10/10 Would kick bucket full of gibs again
Posted: October 10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Mop that floor! Great game for co-op. Although you might be bored after a while....
Posted: October 16
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Going into this game, you wonder: What is all the hype about, who would ever want to play a janitor simulator?

Let me put it this way. Have you ever thought about how fun it would be to mop up puddles of blood in real life, only to imagine just how gross that would be? It instantly turns you away.
But here. In this game. You get all the excitement of blood mopping without actually having to touch anything gross. It's amazing. It's everything I thought it would be. I can't stop, help.
Posted: October 1
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I cleaned off the blood, then threw every object/debris/limb (Including the buckets) into the incinerator.

There, made the whole place good as new. Who said Janitorial work wasn't so practical and fun?
Posted: October 2
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
good game there's space and mops
Posted: October 6
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A perfect reminder that behind every hero with a boomstick, there's someone close behind crying inside at the amount of gore on the roof for them to reach with a flimsy Mop.

10/10 would clean again
Posted: October 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Better than it looks! 9/11 Thumbs Up!

I bought this game b4 it was on steam, and it keeps getting better.

+gud grafix
+pretty funny
+cool atmosphere
+very relaxing, almost zenlike
+they giv u bits of da narrative, leaving the rest to ur imajinashun.
+moar replay value than u wud think

-Lots of bugs(early access)
-No workshop integration(YET!)
-could be better optimised(foliage ♥♥♥♥s my already ♥♥♥♥ty fps)
-no matchmaking(manual setup multiplayer is a hassle)
-cant play anytime(this is one of those games that you have to be specifically in the mood to play it in order to enjoy it)
-lots of content(i feel like they are putting more into new maps than actually working on gameplay impovements/fixes[I MAY BE WRONG])
Posted: September 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
viscera cleanup detail, teaching kids how to clean up murder scenes sense 1999.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I want to say this is a bad game.
I really do, its a cheap idea and simple mechanics......
But i just cant find it in me to do so, this is the most strangely fun game
i can play with friends, but also alone, this provides challenge with the rewarding feeling of sucess
I cant find it in me not to recommend
Posted: September 25
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Is a game worth messing around with besides cleaning up recommend playing with freinds or yourself

This game : Viscera Cleanup Detail Is a indie game that you clean up a bloody mess that aliens broken in the space station and the area was attacked was shut down and units begin taking down the aliens after all of this battle a cleaner show up to the clean up the whole place

Story : Year 3020 a year that aliens show up to take down or breach in to the space stations was owned by humans when the breach begined hours ago in a unknown area in the space station after a long battle lasted 5 hours a guy named bill was offered a job to clean up the whole bloody mess in the unknown area in the space station bill's job was accepted and he begined in the bloody mess in station A50 [Unknown Area] [End of the story]

Thats it basicly if you want to read more of this go on the wiki good bye
Posted: October 20
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Need achievements.
Posted: September 24
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I sit here and clean up with a friend while I SHOULD be cleaning my room. Would play again! ( and again!)
Other than the small issue of things going into walls/under floors and issues with joining a game, this game is awesome!
Remember that this is still early access so it can only get better! There will also be issues.

I recommend this to anyone who likes to relax and clean.. or get mad while cleaning! With the added save feature it makes it all the better to get and play!
You can even make the mess even more glorious!

Just remember to BURN IT ALL!

You could also punch it but that would just hurt your hand.
Posted: October 16
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
good cleaning pretty good m8
Posted: September 28
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7.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
5000 hours cleaning ♥♥♥♥ up and I got fired for leaving the water bucket behind.
Posted: September 25
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8.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
While it is an early-access game, it seems to me that a lot of hard work was put into this silly game. This is honestly a brilliant concept, being a space janitor cleaning up the viscera of humans and whatnot. Highly recommend it.
Posted: September 26
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7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game is one of the most original games ever made. Easy to just get on and play, without any storyline or cutscene ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. Your job is simple:
Clean up body parts.
Clean up debris.
Mop the floor.
Posted: October 18
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1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Somebody has to clean after Isaac, Shepard and those pesky mutated plants. As a space janitor you clean up after the action has all passed. It's hard work, but sometimes the hero leaves behind a gun or a datapad for you to... "salvage".
I don't have many hours in. I've completed one (1) job completely. After you've mopped all the floors you glance up and discover yet another body you need to haul down... and mop the floor again. Funny how funny this game really is. Can't wait for a "career" mode and persistent saves. 10/10 would mop again. :)
Posted: October 20
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0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This game has a feeling of what happens AFTER a Horror Game, when everyone's dead.
A poor janitor with minimal wage has to cleanup all your guts. Shame on you.
Posted: October 18
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