Ascent UI Tools - Gamepad Navigation & UI Framework

Dark Tower Int. - Code Plugins - Jun 19, 2023

A set of tools to quickly create any kind of widget with Automatic Gamepad Navigation. Includes a fully working Sample Menu & More!

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    5.2 - 5.3
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

A set of tools to massively speed up your UI-creation. 100% Game agnostic and integrable in any project.

In particular:

  • Automatic Gamepad Navigation: a system that automatically allows Gamepad Navigation in any kind of widget, in any direction and without long and complex setups!
  • Navbar Widget e Gamepad Ready Widget Switcher to enhance Gamepad navigation
  • Ready to go sample menus for: Main Menu, Pause Menu, Settings widget with Save/Load of Settings Options
  • Map Creator Editor Widget to create and/or export Map Textures
  • Map Widget with gamepad navigation and support for Markers
  • Loading Screens System that works directly with the viewport to avoid freezing during map opening
  • Style manager to easily reskin your entire UI in few clicks
  • For ACF Ultimate Users Only: Over 70 UI Integrations Blueprints including: Inventory, Dialogue widgets, Quest Journal, Chests, Crafting , World Map, Stats Info & more!

Video Trailer

Sample Project Video (Request it for free in Discord!)

NEW! Request the FREE ACF ULTIMATE Sample Project, a COMPLETE GAME made with ACF and Ascent Toolset and Ascent UI Tools, ready to be extended and customized! More info on our DISCORD CHANNEL.

Video Integrated with ACF


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Technical Details

Code Modules:

  •  Ascent Loading Screens (Runtime)
  •  Ascent Map Editor (Editor)
  •  Ascent Map System (Runtime)
  • Ascent UI Navigation System (Runtime)
  • Ascent UI Tools (Runtime)


  •  Automatic Gamepad Navigation: automatically allows Gamepad Navigation in any kind of widget!
  •  Map Tool to create Maps & Minimaps directly in editor and use them "as is" or export them PNGs to be edited in an external software!
  • Map Widget navigable also with gamepad with markers system to track quests / locations
  • Loading Screen Systems with widgets that don't get destroyed during Map Transition!
  • Fully working Sample Menu including Main Menu, Pause Menu, World Map Widget with markers and Settings that are automatically Saved & Loaded!
  • Style Manager: Reskin entire games UI easily!

Number of Blueprints: 27

Number of C++ Classes: 31

Network Replicated: Not Needed

Supported Development Platforms: PC, Mac

Supported Target Build Platforms:PC, Mac, PS5, XBOX One X, Switch

Documentation: Wiki

Example Project: Discord

Note: This is based on Epic Common UI plugin.