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Unity 5.x By Example

By : Alan Thorn
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Unity 5.x By Example

By: Alan Thorn

Overview of this book

Unity is an exciting and popular engine in the game industry. Throughout this book, you’ll learn how to use Unity by making four fun game projects, from shooters and platformers to exploration and adventure games. Unity 5 By Example is an easy-to-follow guide for quickly learning how to use Unity in practical context, step by step, by making real-world game projects. Even if you have no previous experience of Unity, this book will help you understand the toolset in depth. You'll learn how to create a time-critical collection game, a twin-stick space shooter, a platformer, and an action-fest game with intelligent enemies. In clear and accessible prose, this book will present you with step-by-step tutorials for making four interesting games in Unity 5 and explain all the fundamental concepts along the way. Starting from the ground up and moving toward an intermediate level, this book will help you establish a strong foundation in making games with Unity 5.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Unity 5.x By Example
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Scores and scoring – UI and text objects

Let's move on to the scoring system and, in creating this, we'll create GameController. GameController is simply a script or class that manages all game-wide and overarching behavior. This includes the score because, for this game, the score refers to one single and global number representing the achievements and progress of the player. Before jumping into the implementation, start by creating a simple GUI to display the game score. GUI is an acronym for Graphic User Interface, and this refers to all the 2D graphical elements that sit atop the game window and provide information to the player. To create this, create a new GUI canvas object by selecting GameObject | UI | Canvas from the application menu. See Figure 4.25. More details on GUIs can be found in the next two chapters.

Figure 4.25: Adding a Canvas object to the scene

The Canvas object defines the total surface or area in which the GUI lives, including all buttons, text, and other widgets....