LIVE THE LIFE OF A WILD WOLF! WolfQuest is a wildlife simulation game about wolf ecology. Playing as a two-year-old gray wolf in Yellowstone National Park, you'll learn how to live on your own, finding food, meeting other wolves, and searching for a mate. Ultimately, your goal is to find a home and raise your own family.
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Release Date:
Nov 17, 2015

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March 21

Music and Herd Names and Trees, Oh My!
This week’s devblog is a variety pack of things we’ve been working on:

A huge thank you to everyone who suggested names for the elk herds! We loved reading all your suggestions and appreciate the thoughtful comments (and sometimes humorous…e.g. hostile elf'‘s "the buck street boys") comments. In review, choosing a theme for elk herd names presented some challenges:
  • There are 18+ herds just on the Amethyst map, so the theme needed a good variety of names.
  • Names need to be short enough to fit in the GUI and each distinctive enough that you can read them at a glance and remember them.
  • Since elk roam around quite a bit, place names wouldn’t be meaningful for long.
  • Herd size and composition shifts over the seasons so herd names can’t meaningfully capture that info.
  • As fun as it may sound, having the player name the herds in-game would get annoying – constantly interrupting your game to type in names (and we also imagine some…umm… inappropriate names).
  • Most importantly, we do want names that fit our theme — the life and ecology of Yellowstone wolves.
So after much discussion, we decided to go with the popular suggestion of (drumroll….) Yellowstone vegetation names. Because:
  • Elk love vegetation! They will be so pleased.
  • There are lots and lots of kinds of plants in Yellowstone so we won’t run out of names.
  • We can even vary the names thematically by map and season.
  • Using plant names for elk herds best fits our theme — the life and ecology of Yellowstone wolves. And we love that players will get familiar with names of plants that grow in the park.

Amethyst Mountain elk herds will be named after bushes and grasses such as willow, gooseberry, ninebark, bitterbrush, sweetgrass, fescue, and pinegrass. Slough Creek and Tower Fall can include flowers in bloom.

We have now added the new elk herd names to WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition and, as we hoped, they really are helpful in tracking the various groups of elk, especially when scents mingle and the elk roam.

Today’s video features some of the new music by Ben Woolman, whose fingerstyle guitar playing builds on WolfQuest composer Tim Buzza’s themes. Ben worked with Tim on some tracks in the original Slough Creek soundtrack, and we’re delighted to have him back to create music for WolfQuest 3. Hear Ben’s other music at

Check out the new whitebark pine trees that we are adding to WolfQuest 3! These ghostly dead trees are remnants of a once thriving subalpine tree that have been decimated by a fungus and beetles.  See more work by talented 3D artist Toby Fredson at
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March 18

WolfQuest March Giveaway!

It's time for WolfQuest's monthly contest to win a free copy of WolfQuest 2.7! Four lucky winners will receive a free copy of any version of the game (Mac/Windows, Android, iOS, Kindle).

Here's how to enter the contest:

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About This Game


We're remaking the game from the ground up! Bigger and better gameplay, huge new maps, more animals...and it'll be a free update! To be released in early 2019 (no release date yet, sorry). That will be followed by an all-new episode, Tower Fall, which will be DLC for purchase. Learn more!



A wildlife simulation game about wolf ecology.


When the game begins, you are a two-year-old gray wolf born in the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park. You learned the ways of the wolf in your birth pack. Now it's time for you to learn how to live on your own.Your quest begins on the slopes of Amethyst Mountain and eventually takes you across the Lamar Valley to Slough Creek. There, you and your mate will establish a territory and raise a litter of pups: training them, feeding them, defending them against predators, and finally taking them on a cross-country journey to a summer home. Ultimately, your success will depend on your ability to ensure the survival of your pack.


In single-player games, learn how to hunt elk, communicate with other wolves, find a mate, establish a den and territory, raise pups, and embark on a perilous journey to a summering site.

In multiplayer games, explore the wilderness and hunt elk together, and now raise pups together! This new version features the entire Slough Creek mission arc, from choosing a den to raising pups and traveling to the rendezvous site. There are two types of multiplayer games:
  • Private games: Invite-only, featuring voice, text, and phrase chat.
  • Public games: Anyone can join, phrase chat or (for players age 13 and up) text chat.


This new version improves and expands upon the original game, a grant-funded project that has been downloaded by over five million players around the world since its original release in 2008. Now, for this version 2.7, we've refined gameplay and graphics, added a new player account system with achievements, friends lists, and more, and completely rewrote the animal AI system. We've also added more wolf howls, over two dozen wolf customizations, and emotes -- accurate wolf behaviors to communicate with your packmates. And we created a mysterious new map to explore in single and multiplayer games. As always, there's also an active online community where you can discuss the game with other players and share artwork and stories about wolves. Visit to join in.

MORE NEW STUFF! We've added cougars, moose, foxes, ravens, and a plethora of bird and insect life to the game, along with much richer and varied vegetation.

Is this new version worth buying? Find out what players say.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Dual Core Pentium i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000, NVIDIA 6800 Ultra, or ATI HD 3670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core Pentium i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640 series or AMD Radeon HD 6670
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel 4000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 640 series or AMD Radeon HD 6670
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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