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 29

Mac/OSX build; Pre-release beta!

Greetings noble Janitors!

In preparation for an official Mac release, we've updated the beta build.
If you happen to already have the game and a Mac, you can give it a try.
You can check out how to access it in this thread:
Just simply enter the password on the Steam client, and download the build.

If all goes well, we'll release the build as an official port.

One thing to note however, is that the build is unfortunately lacking some important features we've been unable to get working, not from a lack of trying...
Alas, we'll have to make do.

The following features are missing/buggy from/with the port:

  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Multiplayer
  • Cross Platform MP
  • Xbox Controller Support(Might work for your system, I couldn't get it working on mine; OSX, etc)
  • Reverb sound effects in levels
  • Sometimes you have to force-quit to close the game
We also cannot guarantee normal MP between Macs will work. We've been unable to test it, so if you discover that it does in fact work, excellent!

Other than that, the game works pretty well. All the important parts of the actual gameplay run fine(as near as we can tell).
The DLC, HoH will also be made available after release.

Of course, the idea behind the beta tests is to confirm that everything is as we expect, and that there aren't other problems we've yet to consider.

So, if you can, give it a try. Otherwise just wait for the official release; if nothing utterly calamitous occurs.

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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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“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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.2 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
134.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Bought this game since it looked interesting and the cleaning helped reduce my panicked states by a lot; works best with a good podcast playing in the background (I rec EOS 10 while doing the Evil Science level)
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Its more fun cleaning in this then in real life.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Fun for a while, but gets annoying quickly. Get it on sale. Not worth the full price.

You'd think after 9 iterations they'd have the collision right, but it's seriously broken, in many cases you will find yourself being propelled by other physics enabled objecs, resulting in knocking down things that you might want not to.

There is no tutorial, figure it out yourself, or more importantly use the wiki. Things that don't appear to be trash turn out to be trash. Like toxic waste barrels being undeterminate, at least I couldn't figure out if I was supposed to burn them or not.

You may also find yourself spending a good deal of time and thinking that it's all clean, only to see that you've got only 92% completion of the room. For example I spent 2 hours in the sewers making the place spotless, while letting the envornment to play pinball with me. Punching out got me demoted, and apparently 92% is the bare minimum. There is no way to go back, you gotta do it all over again if you want to get those last nooks and crannies.

Either way, the novelty of the idea wears off quickly, as you have too few tools at your disposal. A lack of convenience is just strange really, what, they don't have hoses in the future? Water is pretty hard to get for a game based on cleaning. You have to run around to get a bucket, bring it to your designated cleaning spot, only to find out that 5 swipes is all it takes for the bucket to be useless. Now go and burn it (yeah cuz it's so intuitive to dispose of dirty water in the fkin incinerator), get a new one, and rinse and repeat. Stacking more than a few of these also doesn't seem to be very productive, since everything launches you left and right, it's highly likely that you will spill your dirty water and just have to clean everything again.

The lack of tools becomes very obvious when you start looking for bullet casings. Prepare to have to pick them up one by one. Don't expect a vacuum cleaner or anything, a janitor may have a garbage scanner (that simply beeps, what it is that you have to throw out is anyones guess, since I've had it beep in an empty corridor), but a vacuum cleaner would be asking for too much. In fact, I'd rather clean my own room, since you can use the comforts of life.

Music is good and the sounds are nice and visceral. The gore is satisfying, though I mostly found myself desiring to play as the guy who did all the carnage.

Other than that, I can't say more. I see an effort, there is mod supports and custom maps, but as far as I'm concerned this is an average game. It looks good, but it plays average. My recommendation is to get it on sale.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Honestly this game is the best and pretty gruesome but HILARIUOS to play with your friends! Its really fun, but its ultra fun with friends, DEFINATLY get it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Absolutely engrossing gameplay, love the rush that I get when I play this movie-like masterpiece of a game. The premise is absolutely exquisite; the characters and atmosphere make this a real winner
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
After playing this I feel sorry for the UAC janitors that have to clean up my adventures.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
dont like doing dishe's; or cleaning in general? well, you'll hate this game!but if not, you'll love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Back in the day (before I came to college and found myself perpetually broke) I spent money on this and about twelve other games I thought I'd never play. Oddly enough, Viscera is actually fun, and I appreciate the subtle dark humor of the game. Definitely worth the money. Not sure if it's worth the time I've spent procrastinating my assignments though, throwing around biohazardous alien remains and whatnot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
This game is awesome! It is simplistic yet surprisingly addicting. Ive put almost 20 hours into it and love how the maps are very in depth. There is a lot more potential here and I look forward to seeing how this game turns out.
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110.7 hrs
Posted: October 24
Have a lot of fun playing this game, it's fun and addictive, if someone would tell me about a game where you have to cleanup the mess doesn't sounds fun, but when you play this, then it's different, the humorous approach of game devs, in some levels there are easter eggs/collectables (also needed for achievements), that references to other games/movies, like Doom, Minecraft, Starwars, Alien, etc. Played some levels more than one time. DLC's gives one more level to clean, but it's also fun! Idea is relly interesting, because usually when i play FPS, then i don't think about what happens after a bloodshed, because you don't have to.
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6.1 hrs
Posted: October 23
Come clean up with me!
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21.2 hrs
Posted: October 21
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246.4 hrs
Posted: October 20
Great game. Rather cathartic. A fun mix of frustrating and relaxing.
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Hades Squeaky Chinchilla
7.9 hrs
Posted: October 18
i love this game so much i just wish my friends could join me i need to buy this for them
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Plastic Nee-San
5.9 hrs
Posted: October 17
Day 26: after crossing the border almost a month ago i got hired by a cleaning businuess. Im getting paid 4/hr but i am hopeful it is nothing hard- consuela
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Snek Snek-Chan
50.0 hrs
Posted: October 17
Viscera Cleanup Detail is absolutely my GOTY, out of all the games I've played. It is absolutely amazing in my personal opinion.
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43.3 hrs
Posted: October 16
You'll begin to hate the sound of buckets spilling more than the alarm that wakes you up in the morning.
You know, like you don't spill it and think "♥♥♥♥!", you just spill it, stand still, sigh and look angrily at your keyboard, not daring to look at the mess you just made.

Fun game though, definitely reccommended as a late-night game with friends, good for mind-numbing tasks that still have funny moments with friends... especially when you both spend 20 minutes laughing at a lantern you put inside a bucket that was inside a yellow container.
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sweaty tryhard 9 year old :D
6.6 hrs
Posted: October 15
Cleanup gore 'nuff said
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5.0 hrs
Posted: October 15
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