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Any GameObject can be made interactive.

To do so, we must call the setInteractive() method on it:

text = this.add.text(100, 100, 'test')
text.setInteractive()

Once a GameObject is interactive, it can listen for events.

This is done using the on() method. We pass an event name, and a callback function that’s executed when the event occurs:

text.on('pointerup', function () {})

pointerup is just one of the mouse events we can listen for. We also have:

  • pointerdown
  • pointerdownoutside
  • pointerup
  • pointerupoutside
  • pointermove
  • pointerover
  • pointerout
  • wheel

This is just the beginning. We have many advanced mouse (and touch events) controls at our disposal.

gameobjectdown is a more general event that is fired when any interactive element is clicked, and it’s not fired on an object, but on this.input:

this.input.on('gameobjectdown', () => {})

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