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Viscera Cleanup Detail scrubs up the gaming gore

Be part of the exciting world of first-person shooter janitorial duties by cleaning up all the blood and guts left behind.

Viscera Cleanup Detail screenshot
It's a messy job, but someone has to do it.

When you hack, shoot, and fistfight your way through a game like Dead Space, you leave behind quite a bit of carnage. Somebody has to clean that mess up. Might as well be you. The Viscera Cleanup Detail game takes you behind the scenes of a first-person space shooter and puts you at the head of the cleaning committee.

The setup is simple enough. You're a janitor on a space station. A horrific battle has been fought (which you weren't a part of). Now, it's your duty to put all those bits and blobs of alien viscera in their place: the trash bin. Armed with a trusty mop, you slop your way through the challenge.

Viscera Cleanup Detail's creators RuneStorm admit that the Windows PC game is in an early alpha prototype. It was built in just 10 days and is up for vote on Steam Greenlight.

Not only do you have to mop up space gore, you also have to pick up spent shells, collect body parts, and wash the goop off your mop. At least you get to wear protective gloves.

Viscera Cleanup Detail may have single-handedly invented the genre of "first-person mopper." So, how does it play? The squishy sound effects certainly add to the ambiance, but overall it's a gore-grind full of blood, guts, and no glory whatsoever.

(Via Vice)