The error below occurs when I run the game. I want to draw the score to the screen with the word Score before it. Drawing just the score variable to the screen shows no problem, adding the "Score: " string before it is causing the trouble and I don't know what's up. FATAL ERROR in action number 1 of Draw Event for object obj_joystick: DoAdd :: Execution Error at gml_Object_obj_joystick_Draw_0 (line 3) - draw_text(scoreX, scoreY, "Score: " + global.points); I've been using GMS for months and this never happened. I have always drawn strings + variables to the screen.