Move over Angry Birds, there’s a new game in town

January 30th, 2014 Category: Educational Establishments Office Cleaning

Are you a cleaner? Are you utterly addicted to ‘Angry Birds’? If you answered yes to at least one of those questions, then the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) has just launched the perfect game for you: ‘Angry Janitors’.

It is a free app that has been created with the aim of educating players on hygiene awareness, while simultaneously keeping them engaged and entertained. Since its release in 2013, the game has been downloaded over 2,200 times.

ISSA has developed the app for iPhones, iPads and iPods, as well as Android smartphones and tablets – meaning most people will be able to give it a whirl. It is currently available for download here or by searching for ‘Angry Janitors’ in the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

The creators believe the game combines entertainment and education in one “ memorable mobile gaming package”.

It was released just as smartphones surpassed laptops as the primary WiFi device – representing 40 per cent of all connections compared to 36 per cent for laptops.

According to a study carried out by Flurry in 2013,  smartphone users spend two hours and 38 minutes a day on their devices, with 32 per cent of that time playing games – unsurprising considering the fact Angry Birds has been download 1.7 billion times.

Throughout the Angry Janitors game play, users are offered a number of facts and tips on the true values of cleaning. The app has three stages – the school, the office and the hospital – that each have ten levels.

The villains of the game, King Dirt and King Germ, have a hoard of filthy underlings that invade the different stages. Their presence causes students, workers, patients and staff to become sick. 

It’s up to the player to help the janitors—Sweepy, Squirt and Speedster—wipe out the dirt and germs at each level, racking up points along the way.

Jon Adkins, web communications director at ISSA, said: “While Angry Janitors is intended to be entertaining for players of all ages, the game also helps to change the way the worldviews cleaning by promoting the importance of clean and healthy environments and the crucial role that cleaning professionals play in facilities worldwide.”

Download it today and start earning your Golden Plungers!