Hello, so I have a separate code for this question that increases difficulty (mob spawn and speed among other things.) And the two are unrelated, because it was just easier for me to code. The code in question is as simple as:
GlobalSignals.level += 1
$Level1.text = "Level: " + str(GlobalSignals.level)
With the (autoloaded) GlobalSignals variable "level" as 1.
var level = 1
When playing it works great and I made the "DiffTimer1" match the wait time (25 seconds) of the previous progressive difficulty scripting I mentioned earlier, but that isn't important. While playing, The label goes from "Level 1" then 25 seconds later "Level 2" , etc. perfectly fine every 25 seconds, but after dying, going back to main screen, and hitting to start to begin a new game, the level text stays as "Level: " and then whatever the previous game ended on. If you're curious I do have the $DiffTimer1.start() and $DiffTimer1.stop() at both my newgame and gameover functions.