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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)

Adding a pause menu

Now that we have the main menu, we will move on next to building something else that most games will need, a pause menu. In PC games, this will likely be triggered by the Esc key, whereas in a mobile game, it typically needs its very own button. We will make it so that this project supports both.

  1. To start off, let's open up the Gameplay scene by going to the Project window and then opening the Assets/Scenes folder and double-clicking on Gameplay, thus saving the MainMenu level if you didn't do so already:

Before we create a button to open our pause menu, let's go ahead and create the pause menu first that we'll be opening.

  1. The first thing we'll do is dim our screen when we enter the pause menu. An easy way to do that is having an image scale to cover our entire screen, which is what the Panel object does by default. We can create...