Unity Mobile Game Development: Saving Data and Highscores

In this Unity tutorial, we'll learn how to save data between play sessions with PlayerPrefs and create a highscore level for deployment to iOS or Android. Software required: Unity 3.4.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 2, 2012
Duration
3h 34m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Unity Mobile Game Development: Saving Data and Highscores
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 2, 2012
Duration
3h 34m
Description

In this Unity tutorial, we'll learn how to save data between play sessions with PlayerPrefs and create a highscore level for deployment to iOS or Android. Through these lessons, we'll learn how we can use the GUI class to draw various text and images on our screen. From there, we will examine time-saving techniques for placing our GUI elements with the inspector accurately. We'll learn how we can use arrays to store multiple pieces of data and how we can display lists using for loops. Then we'll re-factor our array into a highscore class. With our display set up, we will learn the commands to access our PlayerPrefs and the logic we need to sort and store our data. Finally, we'll see how we can use mobile keyboards and examine a faster method of saving data for mobile platforms. From basic preferences like display settings to more complex structures like high scores, it's important to understand how to save data after we close our game. Software required: Unity 3.4.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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