Wolfquest – A free game where you play as a wolf

Today’s post is gonna be about this game called Wolfquest.

A free game developed by Minnesota zoo in partnership with Eduweb as well as Yellowstone National park, you play as a wolf inside of Yellowstone national park. Your primary goal is: survive, find a mate, find a den, care for pups, then take them to a rendezvous site to spend the summer, and then basically the game ends there. Along the way, you encounter threats such as coyotes and grizzly bears that keep coming to your den, trying to steal your pups.

Wolfquest title screen

Wolfquest title screen

The game has 2 modules, which are: 1) Amethyst Mountain and 2) Slough Creek.

Here’s a brief explanation of the 2 different modules, you can explore and learn all the little perks when you play for yourself 😉

Amethyst Mountain is where you are during fall. In Amethyst Mountain you need to visit all the wolf territories and fight the wolves there. Once you have paid a visit at least once in all 3 territories, you can then find a mate. Once you have a mate, your Amethyst Mountain quest is complete.

Interacting with wolves in other territories in Amethyst Mountain

Interacting with wolves in other territories in Amethyst Mountain

The real challenge begins in Slough Creek. The first time you spawn in Slough Creek, it’s winter. You and your mate have to find a densite. There are 3 densites available for you to choose from, each one of them having their own pros and cons. Once you choose your densite, it timeskips to spring, and you have pups. A litter of pups in Wolfquest always consists of 4 pups. You cannot have more than that. Once the pups are here, the game gets even more challenging. You have to make sure your pups stay close to the den, you have to find extra food so you can feed the pups, you have to keep stranger wolves out of your territory, and lastly you have to prevent you pups from wandering too far and/or being eaten by predators.

A den in Slough Creek

A den in Slough Creek

You have to feed the pups and gain them weight, and when your pups reach 15lb weight, they’re ready to go the rendezvous site. Once you are ready to go to the rendezvous site, one more predator is added: the eagle (some people call it a hawk, to be honest, it’s really a mixture of both. The texture of hawk with the sounds of eagle). So that hawk will start circling in the air above the target puppy. It will get lower and lower till it almost lands on the ground. At that moment, you have to shoo the hawk away, else it will swoop your pup off the ground and fly high. Then your pup will die.

The hawk coming nearer

The hawk coming lower

The hawk at the swooping stage

The hawk at the swooping stage

Anyway, once you make it to the rendezvous site, your game has ended and your mission was accomplished. Obviously, you can start another game and start over again if you wish.

The rendezvous site. The game is programmed so that the wolves automatically start howling and celebrating, which is what's shown here.

The rendezvous site. The game is programmed so that the wolves automatically start howling and celebrating, which is what’s shown here.

Up until now, everything was about single player. Additionally, there is a multiplayer option available as well, which requires you to be registered on the Wolfquest forums. But however, I find multiplayer a bit boring, as it has no objectives. You just kind of run around and hunt around and when you’re done you just log out. That’s why, I typically like to play single player, and occasionally multiplayer.

Multiplayer

Multiplayer

So yeah, that’s all what I have to say about Wolfquest! You can download the game for free here. It’s very light and doesn’t require a heavy graphics card or anything. You should definitely check it out!

That’s it, see you guys next post 🙂

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