Dialogue Views

Learn about Dialogue Views, which present dialogue content to the user.

A Dialogue View is a kind of component that receives content from a Dialogue Runner, and presents it to the player. Dialogue Views are how the player sees your game's lines of dialogue, and how they select choices in the dialogue.

A Dialogue Runner can have multiple Dialogue Views. For example, you might have one Dialogue View that's designed to display lines of dialogue, and another that's in charge of displaying options to the player.

If you want a custom dialogue view that can display Night in the Woods-style speech bubbles, or a Mass Effect style dialogue wheel, then check out our premium About Add-Ons. They're a great way to support the project, and get some fancy dialogue views into your game. โค๏ธ

Because every game's needs are different, a Dialogue View is designed to be extremely customisable, and you can create your own custom dialogue views to suit the needs of your game.

However, because there are common patterns of how games work with dialogue, Yarn Spinner for Unity comes with some pre-built Dialogue Views that handle common use cases:

  • Line View is a Dialogue View that displays a single line of dialogue in a text box that's inside a canvas, and shows a button that the user can click to proceed.

  • Option List View is a Dialogue View that displays a collection of options in a list.

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