Friday, 16 March 2018

Gaming Review for CiDA

You must produce a review of your game that would be suitable for publication in an on-screen computer games magazine.

Ask game reviewers to play your game and give you feedback.

The review should include: 

  • technical details
  • strengths and weaknesses
  • user ratings for different aspects of game play
  • comments from game reviewers.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Future Worlds (Think you are finished?)

You have an updated mark sheet on your school email

please read and action 
or look at the points below

All files should be accessible via Google Classroom click here

If you think you have finished make sure that you have done everything on this checklist:

  1. Mark Grid
    • Have you found and read your mark grid on Google Drive
    • Have you done everything on there?
  2. Assets Table
    • make sure all images / sounds / videos from your game / promo / review are included in it
  3. Development Log A
    • Have you tested everything that your game does?
  4. Development Log B
    • Have you got at least 20 feedback comments?
  5. Game
    • Could you add more levels?
    • Can you save the game?
    • Can you pause the game?
    • Have you added a favicon?
    • Have you add a loading screen?
    • Use the help sheets at to help you
  6. Homepage
    • Open your homepage online
    • Make sure all your links work
    • Fix any broken links add any missing links
  7. CiDA Improvements Classroom
    • Join the CIDA Improvements Class on Google Classroom (3g993a)
    • Look at the exemplars can you see anything you could use to improve your work

Monday, 5 March 2018

Promote It - CiDA

Promote It

 You must produce a promotional product (promo) for your game that:
encourages members of the target audience to play the game
makes use of appropriate assets from the game.

This should be a digital multimedia product.

You must NOT use presentation software for this task.

Monday, 11 December 2017

DA201 CiDA Web Exam Help

Exam Advice

How to Guide

How to Videos


EdExcel Documentation

Click here to read the DA201 Unit Specification 

Friday, 1 December 2017

Inserting Videos And Movies In Dreamweaver CS5

Learn how to insert movie and video files in Dreamweaver

Inserting movies in Dreamweaver is similar to the process of adding sound files to your webpages by using the plugin from the media option.

Step 1 : In Dreamweaver select from menu:

Insert > Media > Plugin

Step 2 : With your html document open (save it first), place your cursor in the location of wehere you wish to place your video and select'Insert > Media > Plugin.

Create new page in Dreamweaver

Step 3 : In the 'Select File' dialog box that appears browse to the location of your movie file and click o'kay. Your movies can either be Shockwave, a file named that ends in .swf or a Quicktime movie that ends in .mov

The general format of video files are .mpg and .avi.

Your page will now display a plugin icon like the one shown below.


Step 5 : In the 'Properties' panel click on the 'Parameters' button.

Embed Video 3 Screen

Step 6 : In the 'Parameters' dialog box click on the '+' sign to add a parameter.

Adding sound in Dreamweaver screen 4


The main parameter should be:

Autoplay - When you have this added it tells the browser to either to play the video immediately after the page has loaded or wait until the user requests to play it. Set the Value for Autoplay at 'FALSE' if you do not want to play the video immediately
. If you want the video to play immediately on load, type 'TRUE'.

Once you have added your parameters click 'OK'.

Be sure to upload all your video files to your remote server and preview it in a browser.

View video in Browser