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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)

Utilizing ad callback options

The code we wrote for the LoadLevel function works perfectly fine when we go to the main menu of the game; however, if we dive into the game itself from the main menu, the game will still be going on in the background with the ad blocking the player from playing the game.

When running your app on an actual mobile device, the Unity Player will pause while Unity Ads are shown. However, if you are testing in the Unity Editor, the game is not paused while the placeholder ads are shown. However, we can simulate that behavior ourselves using the Advertisement.ShowOptions class.

We will pause the game when an ad is shown and then resume once the ad is finished. To do so, perform the following steps:

  1. Let's first open up the UnityAdController class and update it to the following:
using UnityEngine;

#if UNITY_ADS // Can only compile ad code on support...