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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September 16

Update v1.09 live!

Greetings all you hard-working Janitors!
And to the not so hard-working slackers, shame on you! *Airlock opening in 3...2...1..WOOSH*

For those of you still with us. We have an another update!

v1.09 brings with it some general fixes and improvements, as well as some additions for workshop creators.

Nothing truly fascinating, I'm afraid, but important nonetheless.

Read on for the full list:

  • Fixed collected Trophies not being lost when you get fired and then use the "quit" command to exit.
  • Fixed Player Gibs not using level-specific overlay masks; HoH Bones & Santa Gloves + Boots

  • Fixed Trunk contents not appearing in the trunk when clients first connect.
  • Disabled File Transfers when connecting to games that have content you do not.

    Santa's Rampage:
  • Fixed items in the Janitor Trunk counting against the Sanitized Earth achievement. Trunk Contents no longer matter, and neither do Brooms.
  • Fixed collected elves snapping upright when loading up the Janitor Office.
  • Fixed elf corpses sometimes snapping upright when loading a saved-game.

  • Made it possible to toggle interactive consoles on/off(Enabled/Disabled) using the Kimset Toggle action.
  • Made it possible to create custom punch-out company notices, hate-mail, inspection reports and employee of the month pictures for use with your levels.

And on that note, there probably won't be much in the way of updates moving forward. If possible, some more stubborn issues will be fixed, but otherwise the only thing coming in the near future is an update to the OSX Beta build. We hope to have that ready next week.

Until then, enjoy everyone!

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August 26

Update v1.08 live!

Hey everyone!

After a good amount of time spent bug fixing, we've got a few very important, albeit uninteresting updates for you!

Firstly, I'd just like to mention a few important things.

A lot of work was put into improving network connectivity, as we're well aware of just how many people have had trouble with that. The problem is complicated, and we've always been trying to improve it, but had little success. We've never been able to do much about it. Mainly because we don't have access to that lower level of the game engine, so we can't get a good idea of where things are going wrong between game -> engine -> steam, and have no way to change that.

That being said, we did make a little progress, but I'm not sure how much difference it will make. That's why in this update there will be a small change that may make it suddenly work for you, make it break for you where it was working before, or simply do nothing, we can't say.

Also, you can now find Viscera Cleanup in the Steam Client's Server Browser too, which may help some people connect.

No one wishes network connections would work more than me, but it's just not that simple, and sadly we've done our best.

Secondly, the other main issue a lot of you have had has been vanishing items when using the Janitor Trunk. A truly frustrating thing. Good news is I think we've fixed that after writing an entirely new system for it, one I believe will be very reliable.

Thirdly, we're easing off active development now, and have been since v1.07 but forgot to mention it in announcements. This just means we don't plan to add anymore features to the game, but will continue to do bug fixes, update the OSX version, and generally support the community.

We're moving onto another project now, one that holds promise, and hope to have a releasable version sometime in the future, so stay tuned for that!
That being said, we may very well make more stuff for VCD down the line if the mood strikes us.

Right, that's that wordy bit out of the way, onto the change-log!

  • Added Reverb processing to Incubation Emergency.

  • Overhauled the trophy collection and trunk transfer systems, hopefully resolving the duplication and vanishing item issues once and for all.
  • Fixed players being awarded for entering numbers into the incident report form counter boxes when those items don't even appear in the level.
  • Fixed "Pedestrian" achievement being updated on every bloody player footstep; now does it every 30.
  • Fixed worker heads from Incubation Emergency and Frostbite not counting toward "Head Hunter" achievement.
  • Fixed levels without mess --such as workshop level "Sanitation Training"-- from causing radical completion scores for players, potentially firing them.

  • Added Viscera Cleanup to the Steam Client Server Browser.
  • Made several experimental changes that 'may' improve network connectivity.
  • Fixed clients' Always Run setting being overridden by the server, resulting in very "steppy" movement.

    House of Horror:
  • Made the Woodchipper kill clumsy players.
  • Made Jacko Lanterns cause the fleshy Woodchipper grind-sound, and not the metallic one.

    Santa's Rampage:
  • Fixed full elf corpses being oddly offset in the level.

  • Added support for creating custom punchout definitions; allows you to decide what counts as mess and what notes to receive. You can now create entirely new variations.
  • Light Bulb mountings can now be toggled on and off by Kismet.
  • Added Sand-Trap collision object to GP_Digsite
  • Added four TGA files to the game directory that can be used as Level Preview Image templates.

And there we have it, thanks everyone and enjoy!

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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: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Shader Model 3.0 Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT or AMD Radeon HD 3870
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 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: 5 GB available space
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
this is the worst game ive ever play the lag is unbearable
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12.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
When your parents walk in on you it is very difficult to explain the concept of the game, and they will look at you like you're mentally ill.

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5.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
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0.1 hrs
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Posted: September 25
Literally one of the most relaxing games you can play. It's a pretty simple premise, there was a gigantic space battle like thre always is in video games but the space bttle is over and you have been hired to clean up after the space battle. With all the blood, gore and, yes, viscera. It can be pretty fun and you can do it with more than one person
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6.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's so strange how this is one of the most stressful games I own. But I find myself on a lonely night playing it hours on end.
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6.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
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31.1 hrs
Posted: September 23
Product received for free
This game is cool playing with friends :)) Recomanded.
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barotai buruwskilimii
20.4 hrs
Posted: September 20
It's bizarre how fun this game is. If I told you "Take this spacemop and clean this entire hallway of dead bodies, alien corpses, individual bullet casings, soda cans, entrails, scorchmarks, etc and then write a report on what happened after you're done", you'd probably cringe.

Not in this game; I spent an hour cleaning every single thing I found, throwing the bodies into the incinerator, picking up gubbins and shoving them into a biohazard bin and then throwing the said bin into the incinerator, grabbing a laser-gun-what-do-you-call-it and sealing dozens and dozens of bullet holes and finally writing a report for extra points because why not. It was so satisfying to get 110% and the "Employee of the Month" award.

Which I promptly tore off the wall and placed on a shelf in the basement after cleaning it from all the bits of gore the last guy left and made it my impromptu trophy room.

If you have a lot of time in your hands, try it; You probably won't be disappointed.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Of all the games I expected to be able to put a lot of time into, a silly game about being the guy to clean up after a Dead Space style sci-fi slaughterfest wasn't one of them. I expected it to catch my attention for a couple hours at most before it got old, but I found that it's less about the novelty and more about the experience.

Have you ever needed to occupy yourself with something that could help you wind down and relax? This game is perfect for just that, even when you end up spilling blood and guts all over the cargo bay. There's a certain charm in putting in the time to accomplish such menial tasks while also feeling like you're working toward something - nothing compares to the feeling when you look back on a corridor and it's sparkling clean when an hour ago it was covered in blood.

I normally don't find the idea of cleaning entertaining, but I do find it relaxing, and Viscera Cleanup Detail manages to bring both entertainment and relaxation together in a way that really helps me forget about things for a while.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
this is a really fun game. if you don't mind the gore and have some friends this is a game you should get.
if i had to add one thing in i would add a rondom player option so you could play with random people. since there is a chat that no one uses thanks to tecnology it would be a fun way to meet friends and get stuff done faster.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Viscera Cleanup Detail is an OCD persons dream.

The goal of the game is to clean up bodies and parts, blood, monster pieces and all evidence from a variety of maps, which are homages to old movies like Predator and The Thing.

I wouldn't have thought it would be so much fun to clean up after monster/zombie/alien attacks, but it IS.

There are lots of little easter eggs to the old monster movies as well, in the form of noises, body placement in the environment, and notes detailing what happened.

I would recommend this game to anyone wanting to try it ON sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Soundtrack: 10/10

Nobody plays this game on public servers
Need friends to play this game

I'm only up voting this game because it's fun to try and clean an alien space station listening to Jet-Set Radio Future-esque music while incredibly drunk.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
I bought a mop and starting cleaning up limps and blood.
I then bought the game, it looks pretty good.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
The "House Of Horror" map alone is even worth the full price! Just a great game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
I love casual games. The only goal of this game is to clean an area the best you can, that's it. No story, no character development, no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t.

There are a handful of maps that come installed with the game, I found several of them fun, and playing them through a second time is about as fun as it was the first. The game supports the Steam Workshop and allows you to download maps that other people have made. You can also make your own maps if you have experience with UDK.

Overall a great and stable game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
This is a really nice game to play when you need to have a good bit of relaxing time! So satisfying to clean up an area that was once a bloody mess.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 15
Any game that has a large game mechanic centered around placing physics objects into other physics objects and doesn't make it the most infuriating thing in the universe is a game that has my respect.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Ever wondered who cleaning up the mess in games like Serious Sam, Shadow Warrior or DOOM after you eliminated every living organism on the map? This game is the answer!

Positive points

- Pretty sweet and the graphic style fit perfectly to this game.
- Sometimes the lights are a bit too extreme

- Simple mechanics but pretty much fun. I dont really know why I enjoy cleaning a virtual room while I hate cleaning in real life o_o
- The "Cleaning machines can spit out limbs and ♥♥♥♥" mechanic is something I really hate... just no!

- I like the variation of the maps. Different themes with many easter eggs and around 20 maps on count is not bad.

Neutral points

- Well multiplayer seems to be pretty dead. Playing with random people is a rare phenomenon. If I imagine how MP would be played by the players I can just think about a LOT of trolls ♥♥♥♥ing things up all the time so..
- This game can be pretty much fun on LAN parties or if you play with friends especially if you are drunk =D

Negative points

- Over the time there were many bug fixes but still there is a problem with objects glitching around. Objects can glitch under the map so you can complete the map, objects glitches through your boxes or the incinerator. Can be very frustrating cause all your work was useless in this case.
- Cleaning machine sometimes just stop working so you can restart the map.

- On some maps there is dirt/blood on the blanket of the map so you have to build a tower with your boxes which is a very, VERY frustrating task.
- My progress and my settings was reseted so many times..

Funny game which you can play from time to time. Fun factor increasing when you play it with friends. One of the few games which started as Early Access game on steam and made it to a complete game. The game is time intensive and can frustrated you sometimes but overall it is much more fun than cleaning your home in real life!
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