A simple Retro-inspired Game Over screen in Unity

Creating a retro game over screen in Unity is pretty straightforward. All that’s really needed is a few text elements.

The UI Manager script has serialized fields, that I’ve dragged the text elements into. For my game over screen, I wanted the main text to be static, with a flashing “instruction” underneath it. All other parts of the UI are hidden, except the score.

When the player dies the UI Manager is told that the game is over, and starts a coroutine that takes care of the rest 😀

Handling the player pressing the R key is handled by a different script since that technically has nothing to do with the UI.



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