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Virtual Janitor

A game where, YOU clean up the mess.
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Remove stains!

Destroy filth!

Battle mildew!

Build up your cleaning empire!

Virtual Janitor, it put the 'Super' in superintendant.

[ sctld ], Mar 03 2001

Make Trax http://images.googl...%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
[phundug, Aug 10 2007]

Chore Wars Level up with household tasks!
http://www.chorewars.com/ [dumpstergirl, Aug 11 2007]

Chore Wars: Penny Arcade's Take The site I heard of...with relevant comic
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/07/20 [dumpstergirl, Aug 11 2007]

Viscera Cleanup Detail https://en.wikipedi...cera_Cleanup_Detail
[PotatoStew]'s suggestion came true. It's a great game! [Treejuice, Oct 22 2017]

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       The maker of this game could team up with the makers of some first-person shoot-em ups, and then Virtual Janitor could clean up the carnage left behind from those games.
PotatoStew, Mar 03 2001
  

       Smoke fags!   

       Scratch your arse!   

       Scare the young kids!   

       Go home at 3.15 every day!
suctionpad, May 12 2004
  

       Lean on Brush/Rake/Mop   

       Reminice about the good old days when kids/workers had respect for the staff
engineer1, May 13 2004
  

       Thrillville has a minigame like this.   

       There are actually a lot of possibilities - lots of uppgradable things from a crappy half broken swiffer mop all the way to the mopulator 5000 robot mopping machine.   

       You have to race aroudn between jobs, cleaning as many places before sunrise as you can.   

       It'd be tons of fun.
Provlear, Aug 10 2007
  

       It would be like the old video game "Make Trax" - little kids would enter and run around the hallways tracking in mud and you'd have to remop them.
phundug, Aug 10 2007
  

       Fantastic!   

       I quit playing PC games, but I would re-boot the system for the sake of this CLEANER.   

       Go, janitor, go!!   

       Don't have any croissants left, sorry. ('I hate the world today.')
mayihave, Aug 11 2007
  

       I linked a similar idea, where chores you do in real life contribute to leveling your character. This idea is not baked, though, since it involves mundane rather than virtual janitorial tasks.   

       Also, you can sort of think of Katamari Damacy as a janitorial game, as you role the entire world into a tidy little ball.
dumpstergirl, Aug 11 2007
  

       Pnctn: "A game where YOU clean up the mess."
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 11 2007
  

       What [MaxwellBuchanan] said; are you going to pick up that comma before someone trips over it?   

       However, [+] for the idea itself.
pertinax, Aug 12 2007
  

       This would be great on Wii! Imagine scrubbing stilleto scuffs off the department store floor!
Macdaddyx1, Feb 10 2008
  

       How complex is the simulation? Can the janitor stimulate a bottom-up swell, social/political change, or architectural design change to make their job easier? A janitorial god simulation.   

       Nature cleans up after itself but doesn't understand mankind's tinkering alterations.
wjt, Oct 23 2017
  

       //From a business point of view, I think the worst thing is to ‘cut through complexity’ (in reality, to simplify it and thus avoid it) //   

       I'm working on a software tool to attack that very problem. Dunno whether it will ever see the light of day.
pertinax, Oct 23 2017
  

       Janitorial virtues: patience, frugality, umm ...
pertinax, Oct 23 2017
  

       ... taciturnity ... ?
8th of 7, Oct 23 2017
  

       And yet, people really enjoy watching zits popped.
mylodon, Oct 24 2017
  

       The ultimate complexity is, making the leap in computing, to factor in all those one off acts in the universe that will never be repeated.
wjt, Oct 24 2017
  
      
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