For my dissertation, I have decided to create a program which involves multiple mini games such as a snake game, tic tac toe, maze game and a puzzle game.
Although, I liked programming, I struggled when I started developing my game project. For this reason, I decided to use Youtube and follow tutorials on how to do the games I wanted. I followed the tutorials line by line and made some adjustments to fit my requirements.
Afterwards, I then put a comment stating the codes aren't mine and online guidance was used to successfully make the function/code.
I must admit, the modifications I've made are very minimal. For example, changing the images, the music, the colour and the background. The reason is because the codes are well written and made sense, I couldn't think of any other way of writing it.
To be honest, Its very wrong of me to just copy the guides online line-by-line. However, the tutorials did help me understand how the codes/functions work and why they must be written like that.
I think I screwed up here. I talked to one of my dissertation's markers and she was pleased because of my honesty because others would just straight on claim the code is theirs.
Later on we will have a chance to present our work in front of our markers. I am unsure how I can defend myself if they bring how I made the codes (which they will).