I passed my pesky repeat exams at long last, so come October I’ll have my nice, shiny degree in games development (Computer science to be technical about it).
The offending exams were Rich Application Development (ASP.NET MVC sites with database access, AJAX and such other things we had no prior learning in, unlike the software development course) and a project for 3rd year.
The project I failed for a few reasons. The first time around, I was part of a group of 4 making an android app, but my laptop broke completely near the start of the year, meaning while the rest of the group were learning Java and android development for the first time together as a group, I was unable to do any of the work too as none of the college computers had the necessary software. When I did get a new laptop, I was unmotivated to learn it and in truth, a bit lazy about doing it.
Little contribution = fail.
The second time I failed was due to a rough game which I only worked on for a month (August) due to the simulated work placement I was doing that summer. Then in September I missed the slot for my presentation entirely by getting a time wrong in an email.
(The game was actually Clank Tanks)
Bad game, missed timeslot for presentation = fail
What allowed me to finally pass was Shield Yield, which, coincidentally, I started working on the day of the disastrous missed presentation.
I had no idea that I’d be presenting the re-repeat of the project in the spring, so I went from the space of having no project at all to quickly re-hashing an old game and making a full presentation and report in just 2 days
At any rate, I’m qualified at last.