my game object won't show up in the game world

so i have an “empty” game object with a sprite renderer added to it and a sprite assigned to the sprite renderer. i can place it in the world in the editor and it correctly displays that sprite. however, it doesn’t show up in the game view or when i run the project. that’s pretty much my problem.

i looked at a tutorial where some guy did the same thing and he had no trouble getting the game object to display. the reason i’m doing this is to have an object that moves and animates and so on. but i have to get step one right first before i can move on to that. i’ve checked a few things including layers and that doesn’t seem to be the problem …

my depth was off. it was the same as the camera’s, -10, and i had to set it to 0. solved! yipeeeeeeeee