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WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition (early access)

We're remaking the game from the ground up! Bigger and better gameplay, huge new maps, more animals...and it's a free update if you own WolfQuest 2.7!

The first episode, Amethyst Mountain, is available  as Early Access for PC/Mac now! While in Early Access, we will be updating the game frequently with more features, multiplayer, and ultimately the Slough Creek episode with pups.
The mobile version will come after the game is completed on PC/Mac platforms

We’ll then resume development of the next episode, Tower Fall.   Learn more in the game FAQS and devblog!

WolfQuest 2.7

With your purchase of WolfQuest, you get both WolfQuest 2.7 and WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition (early access)!

NOTE! The Free Trial is for WQ 2.7, not for the new Anniversary Edition -- which has higher hardware requirements than WQ 2.7 had, so please check those specs before purchasing. (We do not currently have a free trial for WQ: Anniversary Edition.)

Live the life of a wild wolf!

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, finding food, meeting other wolves, and searching for a mate. Ultimately, your goal is to find a home and build your own family.

Embark on a quest for survival!

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.

Experience Yellowstone National Park

Explore WolfQuest's realistic recreation of the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park — "the Serengeti of North America" — where herds of elk and other ungulates roam the sagebrush steppe grasslands, alpine forests, and magnificent high ridges.

But watch out for packs of stranger wolves, who patrol their territories and don't look kindly on intruders. The wilderness brims with other dangers as well — grizzly bears, cougars, and coyotes — who all vie with you for territory and food.

Realistic Ecology and Gameplay (Anniversary Edition)

  • WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition raises the bar for realistic and accurate eco-simulation gameplay:
  • Herds of elk roam the land in realistic herds, along with moose, mule deer, and other prey.
  • Other wolf packs maintain and defend their territory against intruders -- like you.
  • Grizzlies, cougars, coyotes, and other predators challenge you over your kills -- and protect theirs.
  • Wolves communicate with each other using natural actions and vocalizations.
  • Dynamic (family-friendly) courtship interactions allow you to choose a suitable mate. Vast wilderness maps (nearly 50 square kilometers) depict Yellowstone's Northern Range.
  • Dynamic day/night, weather, and seasons immerse you in the wilderness.

Our science advisors include some of the top wolf biologists in the world today, who help us keep WolfQuest accurate to real wolf biology and behavior.

Play the game alone or with friends!

In single-player games, learn how to hunt elk, communicate with other wolves, find a mate in Amethyst Mountain.  (Amethyst Mountain is currently available in WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition early access and WolfQuest 2.7)

In Slough Creek, establish a den and territory, raise pups, and embark on a perilous journey to a summering site. (Slough Creek is currently only available in WolfQuest 2.7)

In multiplayer games (currently only available in WolfQuest 2.7) , explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and raise pups with your friends! There are two types of multiplayer games:

  • Private games: Invite-only, featuring voice, text, and phrase chat.
  • Public games: Anyone can join, phrase chat -- and now plus text chat for players age 13 and up!

WolfQuest 2.7 manual

Awards

  • Bronze MUSE Award, American Association of Museums
  • Education Award, Association of Zoos and Aquariums,
  • Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review

Bonus Option: Music Extras!

For $2 more, get the Music Extras, which include the complete game soundtrack and a 25-minute video featuring game composer Tim Buzza talking about how he created the signature sound of WolfQuest and many memorable tracks in the game. Or buy it separately for $3.

System Requirements (WolfQuest Anniversary Edition)

Windows

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris 630 Pro or similar (using "Basic" mode in graphics settings)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 1060 or Radeon 580
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible soundcard or onboard chipset


Mac OSX

Minimum:

  • OS: OSX 10.10 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris 630 Pro or similar (using "Basic" mode in graphics settings)
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: OSX 10.10 or newer
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon 580
  • Storage: 8 GB available space

Internet Connection

An active broadband Internet connection is required to:

  • Start or join multiplayer games.
  • Access your player account, including:
    • Earning Achievements
    • Sending and receiving messages
    • Viewing and making Friends and Packs

An Internet connection is not required to play in single player mode after the game launcher has downloaded and installed the game.

System Requirements (WolfQuest 2.7)

If you are not sure if your computer can run the game, download the free trial — but keep in mind that later levels are more demanding of your computer, so if the game barely runs the free trial well, then the rest of the game may not run well enough on your computer.

Windows

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher (DirectX 9.0c or higher must be installed).
  • DirectX 9 or higher GPU
  • 1024x768 screen resolution
  • 2.0 GHz Dual Core Pentium, i3, or higher processor
  • 2 GB available hard drive space
  • 4 GB RAM

Note: Netbooks with smaller screen dimensions must have the extended desktop enabled to install, and there may be performance problems. WolfQuest does not officially support "netbook" grade notebook computers due to limited RAM, CPU, and graphics capabilities.

Minimum Graphics Card (for Fast Quality)

  • Intel 4000 integrated graphics or higher
  • NVIDIA 6800 Ultra
  • ATI HD 3670

Recommended Graphics Card (for Good Quality or Higher)

  • NVIDIA GeForce 640 series or later
  • AMD Radeon HD 6670

Mac OSX

  • OSX 10.9 or higher
  • 64-bit processor (i5 or higher)
  • 1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
  • 2 GB available hard drive space
  • 4 GB RAM

Minimum Graphics Card (for Fast Quality)

  • Intel 4000 integrated graphics or higher

Recommended Graphics Card (for Good Quality or Higher)

  • NVIDIA GeForce 640 series or later
  • AMD Radeon HD 6670

Note: As with all video games, more powerful graphics cards and CPUs allow higher screen resolutions and/or quality settings. Older video cards and drivers may exhibit rendering or performance issues, and slower CPUs may exhibit lower frame rates and performance issues.

Internet Connection

An active broadband Internet connection is required to:

  • Start or join multiplayer games.
  • Access your player account, including:
    • Earning Achievements
    • Sending and receiving messages
    • Viewing and making Friends and Packs

An Internet connection is not required to play in single player mode after the game launcher has downloaded and installed the game.

Tech Support

Having trouble installing or running the game? Please check the system requirements above to ensure that your computer meets or exceeds them. If so, then please see the WolfQuest Knowledge Base
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WolfQuest is also on Steam!

Your purchase here on itch.io includes a Steam key. The Steam version includes Steam achievements, trading cards, badges and more! If you prefer to buy the game on Steam, go to our Steam page. (But please note: We receive a smaller percentage of money from purchases on Steam compared to itch.io, so we always prefer that you purchase on itch.io, then claim a Steam key to get it there.)

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These versions are for Mac and Windows computers only!

Use the link below for iOS, Android, and Kindle versions.

The game does not run on ChromeBooks, sorry.

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Purchase

Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

WolfQuest Anniversary Edition (Windows) 7 MB
WolfQuest Anniversary Edition (Mac) 13 MB
WolfQuest 2.7 (Windows) 13 MB
WolfQuest 2.7 (Mac) 22 MB
Music Extras: Soundtrack and 25-minute composer video 702 MB

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