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A green PID belonging to Gideon Tripe, a worker from Athena's Wrath.

Personal Identification Devices (shortened as "PIDs") are small electronic devices scattered throughout most levels in Viscera Cleanup Detail. Currently, they can be found in every level. They can be found lying near the bodies of deceased employees (prior to any events caused by the player).

Picking up the Personal Identification Device with the Hands will cause it to display its original owner's name in white letters above the device.

Prior to a fix in version 0.425, when brought to the Office with the Janitor's Trunk, the Personal Identification Devices would always change to an orange colour and display a different and seemingly random name when picked up. This name would change again each time the Office map was reloaded. Personal Identification Devices were also much more prone to getting stuck in walls prior to a collision-area fix in version 0.75. This was especially prominent in Multiplayer mode.

Prior to a later update, Zero-G Therapy, Section 8, Splatter Station and Rust-Station East (the "legacy levels") contained no Personal Identification Devices. This was later changed in part by community request.

Appearance Edit

Personal Identification Devices appear as small rectangular devices, with two illuminated spots on one side and a small black loop on its top. The color of the device is dependent on level it is discovered in; although the coloration of PIDs are usually tasteful to the respective level's basic color scheme. PIDs in Cryogenesis, for example, are a pale blue or a darker more indigo blue.

Usage Edit

Personal Identification Devices are used as part of a mechanic to file incident reports on the Punchomatic. To accomplish this, the player must simply push the device into the Punchomatic with the Hands until it disappears. It should be noted that these incident report forms can be filled out or edited at any time during a level, and not just at completion.

The name visible on the Personal Identification Device (when it is picked up by a player) will then be transferred to the Punchomatic Incident Report Screen in the form of a link to a new Report Sheet. This sheet includes questions detailing how the employee may have died, and how they may have been removed from the level.

Players should ideally collect Personal Identification Devices from each dead body prior to removing them so they may answer the report sheet with greater accuracy.

Names Edit

Although some of the names displayed on the Personal Identification Device are scripted into the level and cannot change, most are randomly generated from a preset list of first and last names. The game contains 101 first names and 91 last names, for a possibility 9,191 different combinations. (Note that the first names "Jack", "John", and "Peter" are listed twice each.)

Several of these names are intended to directly reference other sources, such as the Stargate series. The following are the complete lists of names. Click on the "Expand" button to view:

First Names
Adam
Adro
Agetha
Ajax
Alexi
Amy
Ando
Anthony
Boon
Borak
Butch
Carson
Carter
Cedric
Cermod
Cerwas
Chang
Childs
Daniel
David
Dick
Dieter
Douglas
Eduardo
Edward
Elizabeth
Elwad
Eski
Fabio
Fent
Figgy
Fonz
Fork
Forli
Gavid
Gheck
Grieta
Hans
Hector
Henk
Igor
Ivan
Jack
Jack
Jacques
Jake
Janko
Jarwad
Jay
Jean
John
John
Jose
Julia
Kari
Kaz
Kristian
Krivko
Kyle
Manuel
Mariana
Maurice
Miguel
Monty
Muriel
Murlow
Nim
Paul
Peter
Peter
Pewli
Pierre
Pitri
Rebecca
Rebekah
Remi
Rico
Roberta
Rod
Rodney
Roger
Runkle
Samantha
Samwise
Sawas
Scott
Seamus
Selbar
Shen
Skaatt
Stuart
Thobias
Thomas
Thurgood
Timothy
Tom
Tori
Trudy
Twitch
Virgil
Vlad
William
Wu
Yuri
Last Names
Abercromby
Anderson
Beckett
Bishop
Booth
Bracegirdle
Budo
Burnley
Buscador
Carter
Chin
Cortez
Cromblin
Cuervocasa
Dantez
Debrovnik
Delwood
Dryfaus
Durstoff
Edkinson
Elmsly
Fordaux
Forsyth
Frufru
Glamley
Gorm
Gunderson
Hafjorm
Haggard
Hansen
Hasehosen
Hewlett
Holbrooks
Ibrahid
Jackson
Jamarad
Jordan
Kajuro
Khan
Klizma
Koromo
Krafsborg
Krevic
Krishkow
Krustaffel
Kryzko
LaMarc
LeFont
Maraharaban
McKay
Meng
Merringer
Munchley
O'Neill
Pablo
Petrovka
Piazze
Pramishki
Proudfeet
Puddingbritch
Pyjinksi
Rivers
Rooney
Rutger
Sampa
Schlodd
Schumal
Semtoff
Shepard
Shezzly
Slodovak
Smargov
Smith
Smythe
Soomaswasi
Spade
Speef
Spent
Steiner
Sternson
Sunderson
Thamely
Virdy
Wackleberry
Wang
Wankopopolis
Weir
Wilco
Wilkes
Youngpants
Yuán

TriviaEdit

PIDs were originally meant to be simple dog-tags fed into a static information-readout device. The player would be able to scan them and read a screen full of humorous information about the deceased person -- who they were, how they died, etc.[1]

ReferenesEdit

  1. Developer Trivia on Steam