I’m currently writing a breakout style game (which, if you’ve seen any of my previous posts, you might have divined). One of the things that I would like to do with this, without having to play through all the levels is to complete the level quickly. This led me down the path of creating a “Cheat” button. However, for those amongst you that remember the ZX Spectrum, the makers of Jet Set Willy may have had a similar idea, but left the “Pokes” in the final game.
To avoid this, I thought it must be possible to use a feature such as the compiler directive in C#. In fact it is. Unity has its own, and one is to determine whether you’re running in the editor.
Here’s how I conditionally display the button:
if (GUI.Button(new Rect(10, 30, 50, 30), "Cheat"))
var o = GameObject.FindGameObjectsWithTag("Brick");
foreach (var b in o)
var r = b.GetComponent<Rigidbody>();
r.transform.position += new Vector3(0, 0, zOffset);
r.useGravity = true;
This particular cheat just makes all of the bricks fall out of the sky. UNITY_EDITOR is one of a list of pre-defined “Platform Defines” that can be found here.