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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 in a cooldown

Ads are great for developers; however, according to Unity's Monetization FAQs, each user is only able to view 25 ads per day. With that in mind, we will likely want to make it so that players can only trigger ads every once in a while. This also has the benefit of making players want to come back to our game after a period of time.

For more information on Unity's Monetization FAQs, check out

We will now program it so that our Continue option will only work once in awhile, perhaps with a short delay that we can easily customize if we'd like:

  1. To get started, let's dive into our UnityAdController script. We need to add a new variable to it, as you can see in the following highlighted code:
using System; // DateTime
using UnityEngine;

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