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Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

By : John P. Doran
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Unity 2017 Mobile Game Development

By: John P. Doran

Overview of this book

Unity has established itself as an overpowering force for developing mobile games. If you love mobile games and want to learn how to make them but have no idea where to begin, then this book is just what you need. This book takes a clear, step-by-step approach to building an endless runner game using Unity with plenty of examples on how to create a game that is uniquely your own. Starting from scratch, you will build, set up, and deploy a simple game to a mobile device. You will learn to add touch gestures and design UI elements that can be used in both landscape and portrait mode at different resolutions. You will explore the best ways to monetize your game projects using Unity Ads and in-app purchases before you share your game information on social networks. Next, using Unity’s analytics tools you will be able to make your game better by gaining insights into how players like and use your game. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish your game on the iOS and Android App Stores for the world to see and play along.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

Using the accelerometer

Another type of input that mobile has, that PC doesn't, is the accelerometer. This allows you to move as the phone is tilted. The most popular example of this is likely the movement of the player in games such as Lima Sky's Doodle Jump. To do something similar, we can retrieve the acceleration of our device using the Input.acceleration property:

  1. First, we may want to allow our designers to set whether they want to use this mode, or the ScreenTouch we used previously. With that in mind, let's create a new enum with the possible values to place in the PlayerBehaviour script above the Swipe Properties header:
public enum MobileHorizMovement

public MobileHorizMovement horizMovement = MobileHorizMovement.Accelerometer;

This gives us a property called horizMovement and the two possibilities that it can have...