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WolfQuest Wiki
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This site is dedicated to sharing information and knowledge about WolfQuest, an educational and mostly realistic simulation designed to teach players about wolf ecology by putting them in the paws of a wild gray wolf. The main campaign is set in Yellowstone National Park. Development began in 2005 and it continues to be developed by Eduweb, and was formerly associated with and co-developed by the Minnesota Zoo, a partnership that lasted up until 2015.

Begin your journey as a wild gray wolf in Yellowstone!

Establish a pack, claim your territory, and raise your offspring!

Explore a dangerous and mysterious mountain west!

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About the Game

There are three separate revisions of the game.


  • December 2021 The WolfQuest Saga is announced! The life of your avatar — and its family — continues its cycle!
  • August 2017 The Anniversary Edition has been officially announced! This will be a full revamp of the game, including a completely reworked codebase, expanded maps for episodes 1 and 2 (initially excluding Lost River), brand new wolf models for adults and pups, and much, much more! The current estimate for its launch is 2018. This update is set to be released as a free update for all customers who have purchased 2.7.
    • Check out the official Anniversary Edition teasers here.
  • January 2017: Development on Tower Fall has been officially announced! This expansion is set to be released separately as paid DLC.
    • Check out the official Tower Fall expansion teasers here.

What is WolfQuest?[]

WolfQuest is an immersive, 3D wildlife simulation game that lets players learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Players play alone or with up to four friends in on-line multiplayer games. In Episode 1: Amethyst Mountain, players explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in a quest to find a mate. Episode 2: Slough Creek challenges players to find a den, establish a territory, raise pups and defend them from predators such as coyotes, grizzly bears and other stranger wolves.

Since its launch in late 2007, WolfQuest has received a number of awards including an Education Award from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a MUSE Award from the American Association of Museums, and the Editor's Choice Award by Children's Technology Review. It was also selected by the National Science Foundation to present at the 2009 Senate Education Technology Showcase in Washington D.C. WolfQuest has been downloaded by well over 500,000 people in over 200 countries. The online community forum currently has 300,000 registered users who have made over 1.5 million posts.

In 2009, a comprehensive summative evaluation run by the Institute for Learning Innovation showed that player interest in, connection to, and knowledge about wolves increased significantly after playing WolfQuest. Throughout the evaluation, WolfQuest was shown to be highly effective in achieving its goals and providing a rich and rewarding learning experience for the players. The Minnesota Zoo leads a national network of zoos and science education centers that promote WolfQuest through their websites including the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota, Yellowstone National Park, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, D.C. Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, the Toronto Zoo, the California Wolf Center, the Knoxville Zoo, the Rosamond Gifford Park Zoo in New York, the Phoenix Zoo and the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center in Missouri.

About WolfQuest

Main article: Versions/Anniversary Edition

The premium, modernised, rebuilt-from-the-ground-up game is known as WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition; it is sometimes referred to as "WolfQuest 3", 3.0, or similar. This edition is more demanding on computer hardware than any of its predecessors. It boasts vastly expanded game worlds, and new animals including bison, mule deer (and their fawns), and beavers, along with upcoming bighorn sheep, amongst returning veteran prey and predators. All animals including wolves now include better gender dimorphism, life stages, and offspring for most animals ranging from newborn to adolescent.

This edition is currently only supported on Windows and Mac computers (along with Steam Deck), and has full controller support. It has not yet been released on mobile or tablet devices, but support is planned after development on the computer versions is completed and has left Early Access (not before the Saga releases). Multiplayer is operational; cross-platform play is unknown at this point in time. Future episodes/the Saga will be released on this version. They will not be backported to previous versions.

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Main article: Versions/WolfQuest 2.7

The premium upgrade from its free predecessor is WolfQuest: Classic, previously known as "WolfQuest 2.7"; it is sometimes referred to as 2.7 or similar. This edition is the middle ground for hardware, being more powerful than Legacy, but less powerful than the Anniversary Edition. The Legacy Amethyst Mountain and Slough Creek maps make their return with some quality-of-life changes and improvements, and an all-new map makes its debut; wolf customization was expanded upon, moose, cougars, and red foxes were first introduced, and ravens are upgraded to feature 3D models in addition to landing on prey carcasses to aid in their decay. These aside, the game is largely unchanged from its predecessor.

This edition is currently supported on Windows and Mac computers, with partial support on Linux, and partial controller support. It is also available on mobile and tablet devices on IOS, Android, and Kindle -- via the IOS app store, Google Play, and Amazon app store, respectively. Multiplayer is operational; cross-platform play between mobiles/tablets and computers is supported.

Development for this version has ceased as of 2017. No new updates are inbound or planned beyond critical bugfixes, and no new episodes will release for this edition.

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Main article: Versions/WolfQuest (Legacy)

The original free game unofficially dubbed Legacy for ease of non-numerical distinction, commonly referred to as 2.5 or 2.5.1. This edition is not very demanding to modern hardware, but may someday become unstable as operating systems continue to roll out updates or hardware continues to improve. It remains available to download for free from its sole official distributor. It is exclusively for Mac and Windows computers; it never was and never will be available for mobile/tablet devices.

This edition is essentially Classic minus its new animals, bugfixes, and improvements. The maps are presented as-is for their day, in that they do not benefit from modern rendering techniques. Ravens exist only as 2D sprites above herds and carcasses; they do not land and will not aid carcasses' decay. Wolves do not have any fur fuzz, customization is basic, and carrying pups does not drain stamina. Multiplayer is non-operational following the 2018 forum software upgrade.

Development for this version has ceased as of October 2011. No new updates are inbound or planned, and no episodes will release for this edition.

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How is this game made? The game is developed in the Unity 3D engine.

How big is the development team? Pretty small! Eduweb is an educational indie developer based in the United States of America. Those employed by Eduweb to work on the WolfQuest Development Team are in varied locations across the globe!

Support the developers! As of 2014, players may donate through Fundly. Buying the game, its add-ons, the soundtrack or merchandise also go back into development, upkeep, assets and salaries, among others.

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