Developer RuneStorm's wonderfully hypnotic, and extremely hygienic, Viscera Cleanup Detail has just received a new secret-agent-themed DLC expansion. It's called The Vulcan Affair and is available now on Steam.
There's a popular school of thought that says almost all video games, when you get right down to it, are about tidying up. From clearing the skies in Space Invaders to eating every last dot in Pac-Man, to the blissful calm of an empty Tetris screen, and on through the games that have descended from similar bloodlines, there's a powerful human compulsion to sweep things clean. Most of the time, that impulse is subtext or metaphor. In Viscera Cleanup Detail, it's in your face. And all over your shoes.
This is a tidy-'em-up, a game where your goal is literally to clean up a bloody big mess. It's a first-person janitor simulator in which you play as the hapless, blue-collar schlub who must venture into secret labs and space stations in the aftermath of unseen gory FPS battles and restore them to their pristine state.
To aid you in this task, you're armed with a mop, your rubber-gloved hands and a handheld "sniffer" which tells you when you've missed a bit. At first, you think it's going to be easy. You choose one of the game's seven scenarios and proceed down blood-spattered corridors, ready to mop away the body fluids. And, for a few sweeps, that works fine. Then your mop gets soaked in gore and suddenly you're making the problem worse, sploshing the mess even wider with every stroke.
Viscera Cleanup Detail - the game about being an intergalactic janitor tasked with cleaning up after epic, galaxy-saving battles - has arrived on Steam Early Access.
Shadow Warrior publisher Devolver Digital has teamed up with Viscera Cleanup Detail developer RuneStorm to bring us the amazing crossover Viscera Cleanup Detail: Shadow Warrior.
Pretty much every horror shooter these days ends with a space station smeared with blood and littered with organs. But what happens after that? Runestorm's Viscera Cleanup Detail envisions this scenario in excruciating detail as you don your best Breaking Bad gear to scrub away the stench of decay.