Unity tutorial- adding Virtual buttons

Virtual buttons are everywhere nowadays, from mobile apps to touch screen optimised sites, they are now a key part of the UI toolkit. This tutorial will take the spaceinvaders tutorial seen on another part of the site and adapt it to include four buttons for controlling the up down left right movement of the ship and one for firing.

Lesson objectives

  • Review the space invaders tutorial
  • Investigate ways of adding touch support to a game
  • Look at two ways of implementing virtual buttons and controls

You will need the game assets from below:

Spaceinvaders

adding-virtual-buttons

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