Posts Tagged ‘RuneStorm’

Space Paperwork: Viscera Cleanup Detail Adds Reports

Being a space janitor is pretty ruddy exciting, we can all agree. After an merry day of scraping guts out vents, mopping up blood, and collecting bullet casings, I need something slow and dull to unwind. And in the game.

Viscera Cleanup Detail [official site] today added a little drudgery to its workload with post-cleanup incident reports full of boxes to tick and text areas to complete. They’re optional, but who could ever turn down an opportunity to squeal on Pip to the guvna?

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The Lighthouse Customer: Viscera Cleanup Detail

Really? You couldn't have used a pen and paper?

Each Monday, Chris Livingston visits an early access game and reports back with stories about whatever he finds inside. This week, space station sanitation in Viscera Cleanup Detail.

I’ve been picking internal organs off the floor, mopping blood off the walls, cramming severed limbs and heads into an incinerator, and I’ve only just now noticed the shell casings, dozens of them, scattered around the room. In every other game, spent shell casings vanish when you’re not looking. If you ever wondered where they end up, it’s here, in Viscera Cleanup Detail, where they wait to be picked up, one by one. It makes me desperately wish for that Bioshock Infinite vigor that lets you collect bullets into a big hovering mass. Of course, vigors like that tend to lead to scenes of carnage like this. A simple magnet on a stick might be a better idea.
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Viscera Cleanup Detail Now Swabbing Steam Early Access

Wouldn't touch that with a fifty-foot Super Mop

Casting players as space-janitors cleaning up after an alien attack, Viscera Cleanup Detail is pretty great as one-note wacky physics sim jokes go. Now let’s go one step further. Imagine playing as the dying lab technician without whom the space marine hero would be lost. Dragging useless gnawed legs behind her, she leaves diary entries hinting at puzzle solutions, scrawls cryptic warnings in her own blood, and plants supplies. Stack chairs and crates to reach odd hiding spots, hunt down iron tablets to top up her blood ink, and sacrifice everything to ensure that bumbling dolt triumphs. An idea for me to make in the next Peter Molydeux game jam, perhaps. Anyway.

For those who insist upon only buying games on Steam, keeping their games library as tidy as their space station, Viscera Cleanup Detail is now on Steam Early Access.

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Viscera Cleanup Detail Now With Co-op, Cara Lawsuit

Jesus. Who the fuck. This is going to take forever
I put on my pants one leg at a time just like everyone else in the morning. Except then I just have really great ideas for games. [pats self on back]

This game is Viscera Cleanup Detail, it’s a first person spaceship janitor simulator and it’s my absolute favourite game. People (like Sponge) will tell you that the idea was used ‘before’ or something in a game called Space Station 13 but since I haven’t played that and don’t know anything about it let’s just pretend that the idea came entirely from me. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clean Of Duty: Viscera Cleanup Detail

War Mop
I am that odd middle point in life. I’m old and grumpy, but I don’t have kids. So when I play a game where insides are spilled, the walls are sticky with gore, and horrific violence is rendered in 1920×1080, I don’t think of the children. I think of the janitors. Someone is going to have to clean all that up. There’s innards on the outside, the Trafalmadorian ambassador is coming over any minute, and the guy with the guns and helmet just walks away and leaves it all for muggins. There’s a toe in the chronosynclastic infundibulum, for crying out loud! Oh no, by all means have all the fun, but when it comes to the real work they leave it for for the Viscera Cleanup Detail crew to soak up the blood and pick up the wobbly bits. It’s up to you to make it right.
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