object oriented – “Pick up” images when tapped on and keep track of it

Trying to get my first job as a developer I made an app I was extremely proud of:
The game starts in a random room of a random maze. Some prebuilt items get randomly located all around the maze. User can see arrows (from 1 to 4 depending on directions available to move in) and items (if there are any in current room) on his screen. You can interact with the items: pick it up, use it, drop it or destroy it. Picked up items go to inventory which is a collectionView. To win you’ve got find a key and open a chest with it. Any time you travel from one room to another – you lose HP.
But the feedback received on the app absolutely smashed me:

  1. Extremely poor realization of item pick-up. Everything is bad about that. Starting with creating an item in a room and ending with defining what item is in inventory. Items are rigidly bound to images, fixed number of items in the game.
  2. Items have no identifiers. Identification by name is a bad decision.
  3. OOP is weak. Some classes are there just for the sake of it. But neither polymorphism nor inheritance are used. Even though there are a lot of opportunities to do so.

The problem is that due to lack of experience I can’t even imagine another way of building this app. The most confusing point to me is 1). But if someone could give a hint on how to fix 2) and 3), that would be much appreciated.
1)-relevant code:

struct Item {
    let imageName: String
    let description: String


struct ItemsList {
    var items = (
                Item(imageName: K.icons.chest, description: K.descriptions.chest),
                Item(imageName: K.icons.key, description: K.descriptions.key),
                Item(imageName: K.icons.rock, description: K.descriptions.rock),
                Item(imageName: K.icons.bone, description: K.descriptions.bone),
                Item(imageName: K.icons.mushroom, description: K.descriptions.mushroom),
                Item(imageName: K.icons.apple, description: K.descriptions.apple)


struct CurrentData {
    var itemsList = ItemsList()
    var items = (Item)()
    var maze: MazeGenerator
    var cell: MazeElement
    var size: Int
    var location: (x: Int, y: Int) {
        didSet {
            cell = maze.maze(location.x)(location.y)
    var createdImages: (UIImageView) = ()
    var collectedImages: ((collectedIndex: Int, item: Int, image: UIImage)) = ()
    var itemLocationArray: ((Int, Int)) = ()
    var itemCollected: Int?
    var collectedImagesIndex = -1
    var cellSelected: Int?
    init(howManyRooms: Int) {
        self.size = Int(ceil(sqrt(Double(howManyRooms))))
        self.location = (Int.random(in: 0...self.size-1), Int.random(in: 0...self.size-1))
        items = itemsList.items
        maze = MazeGenerator(self.size, self.size) //generate a maze
        cell = maze.maze(location.x)(location.y)


class GameplayViewController: UIViewController {

    private var current: CurrentData?

    private func startGame() {
        current = CurrentData.init(howManyRooms: rooms)
        for index in 0...current!.items.count-1 {
            createItems(imageName: current!.items(index).imageName)
            let itemLocation = (Int.random(in: 0...current!.size-1), Int.random(in: 0...current!.size-1)) //Every item gets random location
    private func createItems(imageName: String) { //Create item images when launched
        let imageNamePNG = "(imageName).png"
        let itemImage = UIImage(named: imageNamePNG)
        let itemImageView = UIImageView(image: itemImage)
        if let freeSpace = self.freeSpace {
            itemImageView.frame = CGRect(
            x: Int.random(in: Int(freeSpace.minX) ... Int(freeSpace.maxX)), //item images can't cover arrows or inventoryView
            y: Int.random(in: Int(freeSpace.minY) ... Int(freeSpace.maxY)),
            width: 63, height: 63)
        let tapGestureRecognizer = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(imageTapped(tapGestureRecognizer:)))
        itemImageView.isUserInteractionEnabled = true
        itemImageView.addGestureRecognizer(tapGestureRecognizer) //item image can be tapped
    @objc func imageTapped(tapGestureRecognizer: UITapGestureRecognizer) { //item gets tapped
        let tappedImageView = tapGestureRecognizer.view as! UIImageView
        if let tappedImage = tappedImageView.image {
            if tappedImageView != current!.createdImages(0) { //can't pick up the chest
                tappedImageView.isHidden = true
                tappedImageView.isUserInteractionEnabled = false
                current?.collectedImagesIndex += 1 //keep track of the order in which we pick up the items
                current?.itemCollected = current!.createdImages.firstIndex(of: tappedImageView) //find out what item was picked
                if let whatItem = current!.itemCollected {
                    current?.collectedImages.append((current!.collectedImagesIndex, whatItem, tappedImage))
            } else {
                descriptionLabel.text = current!.items(0).description //if chest was tapped
  // MARK: - UICollectionViewDataSource protocol
extension GameplayViewController: UICollectionViewDataSource, UICollectionViewDelegate  {
   func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, numberOfItemsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
       return current?.collectedImages.count ?? 0
   func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, cellForItemAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UICollectionViewCell {
       let cell = collectionView.dequeueReusableCell(withReuseIdentifier: K.Cell.reuseIdentifier, for: indexPath as IndexPath) as! CollectionViewCell
       cell.inventoryImageView.image = current?.collectedImages(indexPath.item).image
       return cell
   // MARK: - UICollectionViewDelegate protocol
   func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, didSelectItemAt indexPath: IndexPath) {
       for image in current!.collectedImages {
           if indexPath.item == image.collectedIndex {
               descriptionLabel.text = current?.items(image.item).description
               current?.cellSelected = indexPath.item

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks