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 (2,597 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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July 24

Update v0.52 live!

Hey hey!

Another batch of fixes and such this week. Much effort has been going into the achievements and getting them to behave better (a lot of the problems appear to stem from how Unreal handles level transitions). At any rate, read on for the full list of changes!

  • Increased the strength and improved the appearance of bullet holes in Caduceus, Paintenance, Waste Disposal and Athena's Wrath.
  • Greatly improved the disposal-hatch in the Janitor Office.
  • Greatly improved Waste Disposal water stairs.

  • Added new character textures.
  • Added some tweaked head meshes for Janitors.
  • Added several more news ticker articles.
  • Added two new Vending Machine spam notes.
  • Fixed physics issue causing some bodies to start out oddly twisted in network; no more Lovecraftian Horrors.
  • Fixed an error causing Speedrun games to not award level specific Completion achievements.
  • Fixed Clean Freak achievement being falsely awarded upon entering the Office after completing a level.
  • Fixed Server hosts not receiving level completion achievements.
  • Fixed client Janitors having wrong player skin when punching out to the office.
  • Fixed locked door consoles in levels playing the "Locked" sound twice on clients.
  • Changed the "Lock Punchout Machine" setting so that it's now also possible to allow any player to initiate a punch-out.

  • Fixed localization string issue on Punchout report forms screen.

And that's that for now! Still hoping to get multiplayer stuff improved, but it is not an easy affair.
In other news, we're just about content complete now. The final map is taking shape and will hopefully be in the next update along with more fixes.

Anyway, have fun and enjoy, everyone!

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July 17

Viscera Cleanup Detail - Soundtrack Released!

We're pleased to announce that the full soundtrack for Viscera Cleanup Detail has been released as a Free DLC included with the game.

You should all receive it and have it included in your downloads automatically.

The soundtrack includes all the songs from the Big Banger, as well as all the Santa's Rampage songs. For a grand total of 16 banging tunes.

All files are in 320kbps stereo MP3 format, so they'll sound much better than they do in-game!

You can find more info on the Soundtrack's Store Page.

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 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!

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
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Early Access Review
Blew up my friends with explosives in the furnace but had to clean up the bodies afterwards.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Early Access Review
I bought this game and in two days I had over 12 hours of gameplay. This is not a common thing for me anymore.

I don't know what it is, if it's the thrill of looking at a room and being disgusted and lazy of how much you'll have to work, or walking around the same room when it's all squeaky clean and feeling accomplished. Something about this game appeals to me.

Of course that this is not a game for everybody, as sometimes I also need some time to recharge my will of play, but it really is fun, and I bet that with friends it should be a lot better, too. Good luck trying to convince them, though.

For the few complaints I have so far:
- Buckets: Sometimes, when cleaning the mop, you hit the water perfectly but it still doesn't count, so you have to try again. And they flip WAY too easily as well (might be a game mechanic or simply bad coding, either way, it sucks in my opinion).

- Dispensers: The fact that sometimes it will drop body parts instead of buckets or disposal bins is NOT fun at all, to me. Yes, I understand, it's a game mechanic, so it will probably stay the way it is, but I just don't like it. It makes me more annoyed than surprised.

- Laser gun/Welder: It should be in your inventory after you pick it up for the first time. Having to drop it when you want to change your tools and backtracking for it every time is annoying.

- Physics: Iffy. When you put stuff in the disposal bins, they sometimes "drop" through its bottom. Also, the ragdoll physics are not very good. What happens to date is that when you pick an object, the center of the object is where you will grab it, and right clicking flips the object to be "straight" up. The pivot point of the grabbed object should be where the cursor was, and then after right clicking, rotate the object and center the point to the center of the object (as is right now).

That's about everything that I can remember for now.

A small suggestion or idea I had that could be added:
- Magnet: Used to pick up shotgun shells and bullets, maybe other small metallic objects. Because of now, the only way is to picking them up individually, which is somewhat tiresome. But then again, it IS a janitor simulator after all, so I think it's fair not having such thing.

Overall, I recommend this game, but not for everybody. Look at the screenshots, watch gameplay of it, try to get some friends to play with you if you feel like you don't want to play alone.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Early Access Review
I spent 5 hours cleaning a map in a video game instead of cleaning my house in real life. 10/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Early Access Review
Casual, relaxing, solo (although there is a multiplayer), and covered in gore
solid 8.5/10 :)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Early Access Review
I find it strange that this is one of the most entertaining games I have played all year. You act as a janitor in a gory, doom-like level, cleaning all the blood, gibs, etc. from the area. The multiplayer is nothing like I have ever seen. Coop is the best community I have found in an online coop game. This game could really go places, if only it had more players and dedicated servers.
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