Add "1" to score text? Not "11111"?


I would like to make a script that adds “1” to a text object every time a sprite is clicked.

When the sprite is clicked, however, it disappears, spawning a new sprite. My problem is that the game thinks that I literally want to add “1” to the text, resulting in “11111” instead of “5”.

Main Script Code:

public class ScoreHandler : MonoBehaviour {

    public static ScoreHandler instance;

    // Use this for initialization
    void Awake () {
        instance = this;

    public Text powerUpMessageCanvas;

    // Update is called once per frame
    void Update () {

Called from the script on the sprite(s):

public class DestroyScript : MonoBehaviour {

    private void OnMouseDown()
        ScoreHandler.instance.powerUpMessageCanvas.text += 1;

Thanks in advance,

This is an issue of operators and data types. The same operator can do different things to different data types. Context matters. Specifically, the “+” operator does addition with int and float and double type variables, but it concatinates (glues together) string type variables. And the variable ScoreHandler.instance.powerUpMessageCanvas.text is a string.

What you need is a new variable of type int. You use the int to keep score, and when it changes, you convert the int to a string and copy that string into ScoreHandler.instance.powerUpMessageCanvas.text

//In ScoreHandler, you create a new variable
int score = 0;

//When things are destroyed, you change the int in ScoreHandler
score +=1;

//AND you convert the int to a string, and put the string in the display text
{stuff}.text = score.ToString();