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: Very Positive (2,382 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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May 22

Update v0.47 is up!

Hey hey!

We don't have too much for you this week, just a couple fixes for now. The good stuff is still happening in the background :) We're nearly content complete and that stuff will start being released fairly soon. That means the new map, further player customization and some classified top-secret stuff ;) Anyway, read on for the fixes!

Changelog:

  • Fixed "One Mop to Rule Them All" achievement being awarded incorrectly.
  • Fixed objects carried over by the Janitor trunk from being wrongly positioned.
  • Changed briefing screen.
  • Added a "Best Performance" display to the game menu for completed levels(only if completed after the update).
  • Improved various User Interface elements.
  • Briefing screen changed; workshop levels with briefings will need their briefing text updated to fit.

As a final note, we're thinking about how to handle the last few updates; slower but less buggy, or weekly but with less stability. An option might be to set up a Beta type arrangement you can opt into for smaller, buggier updates. We shall see!

Anyway, have a good weekend everyone! :)

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May 15

V0.46 update live!

Hey hey!

It's been a busy two weeks since the last update, but we have some cool new stuff for v0.46! We've been doing a lot to improve the UI, main-menu and so forth. Still a bit to do, but it's mostly turned out alright :) We've made some changes to save games as well, where there are now multiple and the auto-save is separate. Anyway, read on for changes!

Changelog:

  • Fixed punchout report forms not reporting accuracy uh...accurately.
  • Added 2 new songs to the Big Banger!
  • Added support for multiple game save files and split auto-save off from other saves.
  • Sand Traps now vomit up green goo as well.
  • Fixed "One Mop To Rule Them All" achievement not being awarded when you've already completed all levels.
  • Fixed janitor age being 0 all the time...the union wasn't happy about infant labour.
  • Fixed Employee Chips being capable of inserting duplicates when touching the Punch-o-matic.
  • Replaced the User Interface with an entirely new style.
  • Added support for gametypes.
  • Added key-navigation support to the report viewing screen in the office.

Lots still happening behind the scenes. New map going well, it's mechanics are been hammered into completion, most assets done, looking good! A bunch of things still to polish off and such for the rest of VCD, more achievements, players customization, *CLASSFIED*, etc. Heading for the final version of VCD quite soon; exciting! :)

Anyway, seeya soon for more updates!

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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 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).

Important:

Buying Viscera Cleanup Detail also gets you our spin-off titles, 'VCD: Shadow Warrior' and 'Santa's Rampage' free!

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
    • Hard Drive: 2 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
43 of 54 people (80%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
I don't even clean in real life. 10/10
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Early Access Review
This helped me clean my room 10/10 ign
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Early Access Review
With friends: Fun
Alone: Fun
As training for becoming a janitor: Fun

10/10 would give my friend 50 buckets again.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
First off, VCD is not finished yet, hence the 'early access' thing. With that out of the way, RuneStorm's drudgery simulator is bloody good fun. Taking on the role of the poor fool who has to clean up the mess the hero left behind him, your basic kit is a mop, though you can also get a broom if you see one, plus a bucket and a bin. As a sandbox game it also does a good job of simulating worker boredom in a way that's far from boring for the player. If anyone's ever done a really dull, manual job with no redeeming features, you'll sympathize with the Space Janitor as he scatters boxes, abuses the spot welder by melting random stuff, makes amusing piles of body parts, writes on the floor with the blood on his boots... all that good stuff. When you're not incinerating things that don't belong to you and treading blood into the carpet, you can also steal stuff via your special Janitor's Trunk. For every Rambo and Ripley out there, you'll find an army of long-suffering Space Janitors armed with nothing more deadly than a mop, rolling their eyes and tutting as they get down to the real work. Go on, give them a hand. They need all the help they can get.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
OCD: The Video Game
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Early Access Review
Its a nice game to play, it relaxes me for some reason. Cleaning blood, collecting body parts, getting eaten by aliens, exactly my kind of game. 10/10.
OCD Simulator 2015.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Early Access Review
I absolutely love this game, Great to play just whenever. Note that this is not a 10 minute game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
great game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Early Access Review
Although I've only logged 5 hours so far, my opinion of Viscera Cleanup Detail has greatly changed since I first started playing. This games looks hilarious, and can be pretty fun if you're easily amused. While playing by myself I've gotten bored and frustrated pretty quickly with this game. It would be so much better with any other sort of interactions, whether it be with viewers of your stream or cooperative play with a buddy, you really need someone to interact with. I recommend this game, it's still a lot better than other games that steam has to offer.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
44.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
Viscera Cleanup Detail is a first game that makes you clean the area instead of making it dirty. Despite the welcoming's screen message about venomous bugs, i haven't seen much. Playing this game requires some time - average time spent on completing map is always above 1 hour.
Player becomes janitor, working on space space stations after alien accident. This event lest the area in terrible condition, and your duty is to clean it up. No matter how boring it sounds to be - well, life simulator seemed to be boring, too, but the sims sell pretty well. It's simple - burn bodies and other junk, sweep blood from floor and walls, stack barrels and crates in stacking areas, remove bullet holes... pretty simple, but I find it a great way to fight stress. Plus, achievements are relatively easy.
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413 of 426 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Early Access Review
You think your parents are disappointed when you waste your life playing video games now? Just wait until you see how disappointed they are when you waste your life playing a video game that simulates being a janitor, while sitting in a messy room in real life. Soul crushing disappointment...

Also, this game is obsessive compulsive crack. It's challenging if you approach it as a puzzle game and goofy fun if you approach it as a physics simulator. A lot of credit should given to the developer for the attention to detail they put into creating messes that look real and tell a story.

I haven't tried coop yet, but I'm guessing there's a lot of fun to be had there.
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406 of 447 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Early Access Review
Dad walks in asking me "you playing one of those shooter games"
Realizes I am mopping.
Walks out, disappointed

10/10 would lower family expectations again
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199 of 205 people (97%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
102.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
Early Access Review
Did you play DOOM when it was released in the 90s? What about the original Half-Life or Unreal? Did you ever wonder who the heck's gonna clean up after these heroes?

The answer has finally been provided by the developers of VCD, and the answer --- is you.

There is no story. There is you. There is a mop. There is a bucket of water. You have no idea who is responsible for the carnage; you only know it's your task to clean up after it.

For such a strange idea for a game, the developers have really outdone themselves in my opinion. They have taken an idea that likely only tugs at the corner of the minds of .01% of the total FPS-gaming population and made a game out of it. They've made a game that seems incredibly boring actually fun.

As a Janitor for the Viscera Cleanup Detail company, each facility you visit must be painstakingly mopped; all the trash must be picked up; and all the body parts must be incinerated. How you complete this task is up to you, but that facility had better be spotless when your supervisors arrive, or you risk losing your job (and that's actually an Achievement).

After completing a facility, you return to your "office," and can read reports on your progress. These reports vary from employee commendations to tongue-in-cheek company newsletters, and really add to the experience. You are also able to take "trophies" with you should you so choose by placing them in the blue trunk that you take with you to each job.

People who don't enjoy ironic humor, or never played an FPS, should stay well away. But if you love watching the gibs fly on any contemporary FPS game; or even enjoyed the pixelated trips down Memory Lane of DOOM or Duke Nukem 3D; or even the bump-mapped polygons of Unreal and Half-Life, this is a must-have in your collection. You already blew the place to smithereens; didn't you mom teach you pick up after yourself?
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182 of 191 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Early Access Review
This game is a news flash for me, it just screams "HEY You remember those days back in the 90's of running around a 3d map shooting 2d sprites of nazi's, cults, Zombies, Demons and aliens? Well, time to clean your f**king mess you prick!" And just slaps me in the face with well designs maps, a mop in my hands, and a little sniffer device.

This game is like your mother. Endearing, loving but down right damn unforgiving. You spilled a bucket? "TOUGH NIPPLES Clean it up and get another bucket!" The bin machine just dumped a few giblets down and stained the flooring with blood? "SUCK IT UP AND KEEP CLEANING! Not my fault the machine just trolled you!" A gib just goes haywire and the floor absorbs said gib and you cant get it to burn it? "Restart the bloody map and start all over!" <---(Fix this glitch please TwT) But at the end of the day, You can't hate it, Cause it is unique and feels nice to clean a map 100% and get a promotion from your advisor!

But seriously fix that glitch...

10/10 Would spill another blood filled bucket.
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250 of 319 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
Early Access Review
OCD Simulator 2014

This game is for me.
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254 of 332 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Early Access Review
i recommend for university students, reminds them of their future
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104 of 120 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Early Access Review
I clocked out at the beginning of a map without cleaning anything once. I got 4 people killed, started a cult that worshiped the incinerator, made a man marry a bucket and my company was completely shut down. Totally worth knocking off for lunch early, 10/10
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237 of 316 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Early Access Review
I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody. I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody.I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody.I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody.I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody.I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody.I mopped up some blood, my mop got bloody, I dipped it in a bucket of water, the water got bloody, I knocked over the bucket, the floor got bloody.
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67 of 70 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Early Access Review
Well this is an odd one, it is a fun game but my god play it with friends or a podcast playing because you will go mad. I played a level for about 2 hours without even realising it, I just got into a routine and just played without even realising it.

One thing I will say is the physics are tempermental to say the least, put too many body parts and bullets into the biohazard bins and it will go crazy and half the bullets will fall out the bottom and the arms will flail everywhere and get blood all over your nice clean walls. Which brings me onto the water buckets, knocking a bloody water bucket over to see it spill over your nice clean floor is the most depressing thing that has happened to me.

On the whole, a good laugh and a new take on sci fi violence that makes you feel sorry for the cleaners in Gears of War

Check out my youtbe channel for lets plays and commentary every Monday and Friday
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2l1zwMcpJm_hJq4owO3nHg
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78 of 86 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Early Access Review
my friend and I spent about 2 and a half hours cleaning up a level, even going so far as to use the sniffer machine for another 30 minutes just to make sure everything was absolutely spotless.

i accidentally bump over a barrel on my way to clock out, and ended up back at the office after working up a virtual sweat cleaning torso from the rafters.

I then find a note in the office about how a scientist tripped over a tipped barrel and died.

I ruined 3 hours of virtual labor because i couldnt be half ♥♥♥♥♥ to lift a barrel.
my friend wanted to kill me, i wanted to kill me, it was great fun 10/10
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