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Unity UI Cookbook by Francesco Sapio

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Implementing a score counter

In this recipe, we are going to create a score counter that displays the score as a number on the screen. To achieve this, we will use the Text (Script) component and create a script to handle it. Different functions will be available from this script, that will be called from other scripts to increase the score.

How to do it...

  1. First of all, we need to create new UI text to display our score. Thus, right-click on the Hierarchy panel and then UI | Text. Finally, rename it to ScoreCounter.

    Tip

    To rename an object, right-click on it and select Rename. Otherwise, we can change its name in the Inspector window.

  2. Next, we can change the Font and the Font Size in the Inspector as we wish, to better suit our needs.
  3. Furthermore, ...

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