• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6
  7. 7
    7
  8. 8
    8
  9. 9
    9
  10. 10
    10
  11. 11
    11
  12. 12
    12
  13. 13
    13
  14. 14
    14
  15. 15
    15
  16. 16
    16
  • Level: GCSE
  • Subject: ICT
  • Word count: 3117

IT investigative process

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

INVESTIGATION Problem: The project that I'm developing promotes tourism in Colombia. Nevertheless, it is not an easy task; Colombia has earned itself a bad fame due to a series of problems in the country (particularly violence related). For almost the last half a centaury terrorists groups such as the F.A.R.C and paramilitary groups have stirred up violence throughout the country. These groups are mainly financed by the selling of drugs, another topic that hasn't contributed to Colombia's positive image. This project aims to convince outsiders that Colombia isn't quite what it's made out to be, it is these positive characteristics of the country that I intend to make clear. So, why is attracting tourists to Colombia so important for the country? Firstly, it helps restore Colombia's positive image and secondly the government benefits by attracting foreign visitors to the country. This is because these foreigners go back to their home country with an approving notion of Colombia. This in turn will help construct a cycle that in which more visitors will travel to the country thus stimulating the country's touristic sector in the economy. A growing touristic sector will also help develop other services in the country. For example, restaurants, public transport and accommodation will receive more money from outsiders and so be able to improve their quality of service. Also, Colombia's government by receiving money from tourism can work on improving the country by using this money to aid the neutralization of violence and the fight against poverty among others. This allows us to conclude that tourism is indeed very important for Colombia now more than ever. With Colombia's recent improvement in terms of security, other countries are no starting to look at Colombia as an option for touristic visiting. It is important to encourage this new view towards Colombia since it may help to stimulate tourism in the country and so bring along with it a variety of opportunities which will help Colombia improve. ...read more.

Middle

-In a combo box near the top currently reads "Do nothing". Scroll down it and select "Game - display a message" -Now click the "Edit message" button and then click the "New Message" button. -Write your message and press "Ok". With this information I finalize my investigation phase. I have the sufficient information to begin designing my image database and to start managing the game production software. Information Sources: http://gosouthamerica.about.com/od/colregions/a/nationalparks.htm http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geograf%C3%ADa_de_Colombia http://www.turismocolombia.com/newsdetail.asp?id=4567&idcompany=127 The Wikipedia article approaches the topic in a neutral, informative manner. It provides concise, key information concerning the natural regions of the country. On the other hand, the sites "gosouthamerica" and "turismocolombia" have valid information but are also slightly bias. This is because they are sites that try to promote tourism in Colombia and so only include information attractive to prospective tourists. Nevertheless, it is important to include the information from these two sites since it gives me ideas to help me promote tourism in Colombia. None of these three sites has obsolete or outdated information. Game tutorial sources and images: http://www.bigbluecup.com/acintro1.htm http://www.bigbluecup.com/acintro2.htm http://www.bigbluecup.com/acintro3.htm The "bigbluecup" tutorials contain some of the most important information for the project. They accurately teach a user how to manage the basics of game making with the software Adventure Game Studio. All information on these pages is useful for the development of my project and up to date. Design Specification I'm going to create a simple adventure game that includes the following characteristics: -Convey Colombia's natural beauty to the audience. -Use a variety of photo's from different regions of the country. -Make the project visually impacting by assuring that the photos included are breathtaking examples of Colombia's wildlife. -Make the main objective of the game a "journey through Colombia". -Demonstrate my ability at managing the computer game software. A way of possibly testing if my final solution satisfies these characteristics would be to make a survey. In this survey I would show the characteristics I initially planted to the people being surveyed and I would ask them if my game fulfills these characteristics. ...read more.

Conclusion

I make this choice because a treasure hunt throughout Colombia will undoubtedly create a more exciting game experience than any of the previous design plans mentioned. Also, it gives me more space to experiment new skills when creating the final product. As I had mentioned previously, this design meets the requirements of the design specification by introducing the audience to Colombia's natural beauty through a number of landscape images. It also allows me to demonstrate my ability to use the game making software effectively. Project Plan 1) Download images from the internet of Colombian wildlife and possible rooms for the game. 2) Use a 3D rendering software (either Reallusion Iclone or Poser) to export a series of realistic images to create my game character. 3) Use Adventure Game Studio to import my new 3D game character. 4) Use an image manipulation program (either GIMP or Macromedia Fireworks) to edit and resize the images that I downloaded in step number 1. 5) Use Adventure Game Studio to start creating the actual game. -Import internet images as rooms. -Import characters into the game. -Set walkable areas and hotspots. -Create dialogue between characters. -Create game objects. Resources list: -Internet -3D rendering software (either Reallusion Iclone or Poser). -Image editing software (either GIMP or Macromedia Fireworks). -Adventure Game Maker Planning-Timeline My plan contains all the necessary steps to start developing my project immediately. More importantly, if by any chance, modifications concerning my design plan were to occur this shall not halt the game development process. This is because the first four procedures of my project plan will always remain the same. No matter what changes I decide to make, I will have the game character and images for the project constantly available. This means, that even if I decide to change my entire design, I will not have to start from scratch since I will already have the character and the necessary images for my game. Due to this, I can afford to make changes to my design without having to waste much time. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE ICT Systems and Application section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE ICT Systems and Application essays

  1. a level ict project

    be OpenReport * The report name to select is employee * The view should be set as Print * The window mode shall be set as Normal Macro design to show the report of all the employee work plans: * Macro Action is to be OpenReport * The report name

  2. Test Plan for Software

    - Numeric only Enter an extreme or erroneous data to test the validation it should prevent the action from taking place and trigger a message informing the user that the Value should only be in the range and numeric only 17 Validation: for the field, Contact Number - It should

  1. System requirements analysis

    These software include, Firewall, Norton anti-virus, Sophos anti virus, etc. An alternate monitor that I could have used is a CRT monitor by Dell(tm) called the E773 17" monitor that displays sharp images at a maximum resolution of 1024x768 Pixels.

  2. Database design.

    At the bottom there are two windows one called general and one called lookup, click lookup and this window will appear and you then click combo box. When you fill this in and save it you can go to your form and the table you entered, as a combo box

  1. GCSE Calculator Project

    Is the calculator big enough? Is this calculator better than the Microsoft calculator? Can any improvements be done? Please state below Evaluation User Feedback & Possible Improvements After reading the Silver Surfer's response to my questionnaire I have made a summary in bullet points shown below.

  2. ICT specification

    to choose whatever car they prefer without having to worry about the price. These tables are a basic representation of the data that is needed to carry out the memos and other end user requirements. Economy 2dr Capacity Price Fiat Punto 4 �183.00 Ford Fiesta 4 �183.00 Opel Corsa 4

  1. Database Design Guideline

    For example 'Doctors ID' witch will be common in both tables in my database. Then on one of the two tables I will have to click on the 'Doctor's ID' and drag it to the other table where it says Doctor's ID and, then I can find any other relationship if so between the two tables.

  2. ICT Project 1A

    And here is how it appeared on my Website. Tokio hotel are very famous in their homeland and many of their singles have reached number 1 in Germany and the surrounding countries. But they have broken into England too! So far they have released 3 singles in English, 2 of them getting into the top 100 in the UK!

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work