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Viscera Cleanup Detail

2 years ago

Feature: The mechanic of a bloody mess

How Viscera Cleanup Detail makes menial work fun

This is The Mechanic, where Alex Wiltshire invites developers to discuss the inner workings of their games. This time, Viscera Cleanup Detail [official site]. Viscera Cleanup Detail is a game about cleaning. You’ll wash blood and slime from floors and walls and pick up rubbish, bullet casings and body parts. Your slop will spill, your ichor-covered boots will leave prints over surfaces you’ve worked hard…

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3 years ago

Feature: 19 of the best bargain PC games right now

Our Steam Sale Picks, Round Two

We already chose 13 of our favourite games in the current Summer Steam sale, but more games have been discounted since. So, based on the entirely correct hypothesis that you all have completed every single one of our first round games and are now thirsting for more, here are 18 more to throw your spare change at. Everyone on the RPS team has picked three…

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4 years ago

Feature: How games fit into relationships

Love And Games: Long Distance Wizard-Killing

I was in a long distance relationship for over two years and gaming was incredibly useful for keeping in touch with my partner*. But not every game was a good fit, either because of relative game experience or temperament or any number of other things. So here are some of the games which worked and some of the games which didn't. I'm going to explain…

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Feature: The real best games.

Pip’s Games Of The Year Those Other Guys Missed

We made our list for Games of the Year or Bestest Bests or Advent Calendars or whatever it was but some of my candidates were missed off the list for NO GOOD REASON WHATSOEVER. I mean, fine, some of them were console games and some of them are from the wrong year but they're still games that were good this year and I still want…

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5 years ago

Feature: Pip mop style

The Curious Pull Of Viscera Cleanup Detail

Pip has been playing Viscera Cleanup Detail - a game about being a space janitor - to avoid having to clean her room. She's even streamed it from her room and other people have watched her doing her fake cleaning. She and Alice investigate what's so enjoyable about mopping... Pip: ALICE. My life now revolves around cleaning all the things. Alice: Should I be concerned?…

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6 years ago

Feature: Stress This Mess

The Lighthouse Customer: Viscera Cleanup Detail

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.…

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Clean Of Duty: Viscera Cleanup Detail

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 1920x1080, 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…

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