To keep it simple, my game is a platformer. I want to be able to keep track of how many times the player has died, as well as a timer from when they started so they can try and beat the game faster on the next playthrough.
When the player dies, I call
get_tree().reload_current_scene() in order to reset the scene. I haven't found a way to have a variable that ticks up every single time the player dies (scene resets) and a way to keep the timer from resetting back to what it was when the scene started.
How can I do this?