FEATURED VIDEOS

Slough Creek Trailer

Slough Creek is released for PC and Mac as Early Access! 12/30/20 https://youtu.be/2PJF8CMzVUo

Multiplayer Released! (v1.0.5)

Multiplayer truly is the reason that WolfQuest has survived since the very first release in 2007 and we are thrilled to finally bring it back in Anniversary Edition. We are still calling it a "beta" since we have more bug fixes, refinements, and improvements -- but now it's a beta for everyone to play. (9/18/20)

https://youtu.be/z-cCGYtP7oE

Yellowstone Wolf Coat DLC!

The new Yellowstone Wolf Pack DLC is now available for purchase! It features 15 beautiful new coats modeled after actual Yellowstone wolves! (3/4/2021)

https://youtu.be/w1EAar_bxvc

WolfQuest 3: Amethyst Trailer       

Amethyst Mountain trailer (5/9/19)

https://youtu.be/GWzVhfDFGIM

WolfQuest, Graphics Cards, and You         

How your graphics card affects performance and quality (6/27/19)

https://youtu.be/fQcbkopST48

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TRAILERS & RELEASE INFO

What's Ahead for WolfQuest

There are more features still to come for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition! Tommi and Mikko are working on some deep code overhauls that should improve quality and performance of several core systems including AI and pathfinding. The rest of us have been working on smaller improvements and bugfixes, as well as Achievements. Then we’ll get back into Slough Creek multiplayer, which we know many players are eager for. And of course, the bighorn sheep are still waiting patiently to move into their cliff homes. (6/3/2021)

https://youtu.be/R8FK9q5bwlA

Yellowstone Wolf Coat DLC!

The new Yellowstone Wolf Pack DLC is now available for purchase! It features 15 beautiful new coats modeled after actual Yellowstone wolves! (3/4/2021)

https://youtu.be/w1EAar_bxvc

Slough Creek Soundtrack!

We've added all the new music from Slough Creek to the WolfQuest Soundtrack and Music Extras. That’s 17 new tracks (45 minutes) of new music by Ben Woolman and Tim Buzza. The soundtrack is now 80 tracks, over two and a half hours of original music. (1/7/21)

https://youtu.be/wvqGsxNfKDE

Slough Creek Trailer

Slough Creek is released for PC and Mac as Early Access! 12/30/20

https://youtu.be/2PJF8CMzVUo

Slough Creek Release Date!

Slough Creek will release December 30, 2020. (12/20/20)

https://youtu.be/dcEqaPs6y-M

Slow Creek

It may seem slow, but we are actually making great progress on Slough Creek. Why we don't have release dates. (10/29/20)

https://youtu.be/DoUraegkW74

Multiplayer Released! (v1.0.5)

Multiplayer truly is the reason that WolfQuest has survived since the very first release in 2007 and we are thrilled to finally bring it back in Anniversary Edition. We are still calling it a "beta" since we have more bug fixes, refinements, and improvements -- but now it's a beta for everyone to play. (9/18/20)

https://youtu.be/z-cCGYtP7oE

Multiplayer Public Beta is Almost Here!

We are on the verge of releasing multiplayer into public beta! 8/27/20

https://youtu.be/VXViub_D3MI

Game Goods

WolfQuest merchandise now available on Redbubble! (3/19/20)

https://youtu.be/NNq_gSOBx4M

Lost & Found

Classic Lost River map released! (3/12/20)

https://youtu.be/gFQwWXTu6_8

Sweet Dreams

 FREE wolf dreams wallpaper for your computer or phone screen! (12/21/19)

https://youtu.be/A0omSrBJSug

Soundtrack Released for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

Nearly two hours of music, and we will be adding more tracks as we continue to develop the game! (12/10/19)

https://youtu.be/T9M6gYKHjvo

WolfQuest 3: Amethyst Trailer       

Amethyst Mountain trailer (5/9/19)

https://youtu.be/GWzVhfDFGIM

Assorted News          

Assorted news (8/15/19)  

https://youtu.be/3vxIprDFi4s

WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition: Patches and Next Steps                      

Patches and next steps (7/29/19)           

https://youtu.be/cg0WTuUrtgM

Looking Forward, Looking Back

One week to release Early Access for Mac/PC and ... history of WQ link. (7/18/19)

https://youtu.be/lOLrZy7WzS8

Early Access Release Date   

July 25, 2019: Releasing Amethyst Mountain for PC/Mac on Steam and itch.io, as Early Access. That will be followed by multiplayer and Slough Creek some months later, then followed by the mobile versions. We’ll then resume development of the next episode, Tower Fall. (6/20/19)           

https://youtu.be/Zl2qW7-oF3U

100 New Things Coming to WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

A list of 100 new features and improvements! (5/23/19)

https://youtu.be/q6ly2jqO64I

Why Why Why?       

Release update and bloopers (12/27/18)           

https://youtu.be/32D0zeBYdfc

Beary Bad News

Release update and grizzly bears (sow & cubs) (12/6/18)

https://youtu.be/WEaR1mxIYPA

The Story So Far       

Recap and updated release and early access info (8/16/2018)           

https://youtu.be/zkektNEL3Ro

When When When?

Original release date with updates (12/28/2017)         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr0H0D9X5Kk      

Announcing WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition    

Original announcement trailer (8/4/2017)        

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plnOGea7Abk                   

 

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UPDATES, PATCHES, & BETAS (VIDEOS)

https://youtu.be/-KqKhumMXrE See details and notes about all the updates, patches and betas here:

PATCHES & UPDATES: WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

Patch 1.0.7h Released with Achievements!

We've released Patch 1.0.7h, featuring achievements and some new usability features for managing your wolf and save files -- plus a lot of smaller improvements and bug fixes! (8/18/2021)

https://youtu.be/-KqKhumMXrE

Life and Death and Beavers (v1.0.7 Released!)

Today we are releasing the next big update of WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition, with three new features — Age Perks, Ironwolf, and Beavers — plus dozens of smaller improvements and bugfixes.(5/4/2021)

https://youtu.be/nzyPsq0fKvs

Update 1.0.7...Almost Ready!

We are getting close to releasing the next game update v1.0.7, featuring Age Perks, Ironwolf, and Beavers! But we hit a few snags so it’s not quite ready yet and will remain in public beta for a few more days. In the meantime, enjoy this beaver, whose day is also not going as planned. (4/29/2021)

https://youtu.be/AqXRGGYX-bc

Slough Creek Release: The Day After

The day after Slough Creek release, some patches. (12/31/20)

https://youtu.be/lvkblfdJZu0

Some New Stuff (Including public beta 1.0.5e)

New features for Slough Creek! New pup merch! (12/10/20)

https://youtu.be/d7aZrCF7wTA

WolfQuest 150

Today marks the 150th devblog video! Here's a semi-random selection of clips. (8/20/20)

https://youtu.be/Ypwl9hfmHwc

v1.0.2c Public Beta

New beta ready for testing! See link above for details (2/13/20)

https://youtu.be/zqV93XdRoR0

Water Smarts: v1.0.2b public beta testing

New beta ready for testing! New animal AI behaviors around water. (1/16/20)

https://youtu.be/EnSGzxQJ3zc

WolfQuest: AE v1.0.2 released!

New and improved NPC pathfinding and obstacle avoidance, and controller support plus many smaller improvements and plenty of bugfixes. (1/10/20)

https://youtu.be/bJObbA_U8GE

Public Beta Testing!

Public beta available on Steam (12/28/19)

https://youtu.be/Rm1ol_uHp9k

 

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WOLVES

Yellowstone Wolf Coat DLC!

The new Yellowstone Wolf Pack DLC is now available for purchase! It features 15 beautiful new coats modeled after actual Yellowstone wolves! (3/4/2021)

https://youtu.be/w1EAar_bxvc

Faces and Places

Five wolf black coat variations to ensure more variety in the dispersals that you encounter when looking for a mate. Asked players for place name suggestions for the bigger Slough Creek map. (1/21/2021)

https://youtu.be/qmw7SbM_LLI

After Death Do Us Part

(patch 1.0.6g public beta)

A new Find a New Mate subquest if you have mate Permadeath enabled and your mate dies. (1/14/2021)

https://youtu.be/CbbO_zuMLr8

Ambassador Wolf Coats

Five new wolf coats are coming to WolfQuest based on some of the past and present ambassador wolves at the International Wolf Center. (12/17/20)

https://youtu.be/LaR_O6vepzA

Squeaks & Tweaks

A new Squeak wolf vocalization and some tweaks to Slough Creek. (12/3/20)

https://youtu.be/omUk_nur8ng

Parenting Tools

More ways for the player to communicate a few essential things to their mate and to their pups. (11/5/20)

https://youtu.be/OkjM3x0elmw

Pupdate: Behind the Genes

WolfQuest genetics system for pup coat colors and tints, personality, and stats. (9/3/20)

https://youtu.be/0Y1Qunh_Cy8

The Very Hungry Pups

Sneak peek at hungry pups and Look IK. (6/4/20)

https://youtu.be/w1ikHkkRkAE

Hard Rock Ballet       

Refining the wolf movement on the cliffs of Amethyst Mountain  (3/7/19)      

https://youtu.be/QZq6zc4b6hk

Stand Out from the Pack     

Wolf customization options (9/27/18)     

https://youtu.be/41Zg1yNdyJg

Multitasking on the Move   

Emote while moving (animation mixing) (9/13/18)

https://youtu.be/WEowyce7GUI

Shave and a Haircut

New fur shader (7/26/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obrjXHEw6kU

Playful Pups 

New wolf pup models and animations  (7/5/2018) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBpLVAHvxHI

Eye of the Beholder 

New eye shader (6/7/2018)         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EpcPZOUhgA

What's Your Favorite Howl?           

New howls (5/3/2018)      

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGwUwoWTLxk    

Genes Behind the Scenes    

New genetics system  (4/19/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV-Dd_ror8g

By Pupular Demand

New pup models (2/8/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QYGQ2GCPmY    

Let it Snow!   

Wolves sleeping (in new positions!) in the snow (12/14/2017)          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYnhyMDggOM

Putting on the Fur

 New fur shader :a tech demo of the new fur for WolfQuest (7/14/2017)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cDTdWCmJ00

 

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ANIMALS

Beavers (Beeaaverrrss)

Beavers are coming along. It turns out they are more complicated than one might expect. First of all, they are semi-aquatic so their movement patterns and behaviors are different than all the other WolfQuest animals — as is how wolves hunt them. We are drawing on recent discoveries by the Voyageurs Wolf Project about wolf predation on beavers, which means a new hunting mode: ambush! As always, Tommi is crafting the balance of naturalistic behavior and fun gameplay. (4/1/2021)

https://youtu.be/YCXUBaZ6SQM

Is This Bugging You?

We got a suggestion from a player that it would be cool to add a special animation for the way elk sometimes pull their heads up and back when they are alarmed and fleeing wolves. We were perplexed because this is already included in the game. But no, it turns out that this animation stopped working sometime ago and no one had caught that. So, it’s back in the game now… (2/25/2021)

https://youtu.be/GDzAal11wjA

Happy Thanksgiving 2020

Today is Thanksgiving for those of us in the U.S., so we thought we’d give the pups a bison feast, at one of my favorite spots in the real Slough Creek. (11/26/20)

https://youtu.be/Rimscq8XGFo

Grizzly Grab & Go

Grizzly bear attacks at the den and how to defend pups. (10/15/20

https://youtu.be/RF9MGKDDlgI

Hide and Snack

Newborn elk calves hidden in the springtime grass in Slough Creek. (10/1/20)

https://youtu.be/5BGEo8TJ5EM

The Cougar Snacks Back

New ambush behaviors for the cougars. (6/18/20)

https://youtu.be/6dnfI79LJ_I

Eagle Takeout

New headcam controls to deal with eagles. (6/11/20)

https://youtu.be/wcu4NiI4qKc

Big Bad Bull Bison

New animal! Small groups of elderly bull bison. (5/21/20) https://youtu.be/98uOe4FyMig

The Story of Floppy

Floppy the Moose: A feature! Not a bug. (3/26/20) https://youtu.be/35XlTdxTtXc

NPCs Do the Darndest Things        

New NPC animal behaviors and new golden eagles. (10/25/19)         

https://youtu.be/f2HGe8nRqX4

Carcass Camera Trap          

More realistic animal behaviors at carcasses (6/13/19)

https://youtu.be/P8HA3RrjNSU

Meet the Prey           

New/improved prey! Elk, mule deer, moose, bighorn sheep, snowshoe hares, beavers (6/6/19)

https://youtu.be/NeRnDq3jfW4

Battling Bulls

Bull elk fighting behaviors   (5/30/19)    

https://youtu.be/jS2Jr0Br58o

Meet the Competition          

New cougar model! And bear, coyotes, stranger wolves, and fox (4/11/19)

https://youtu.be/AatLM1BkRRc

Beary Bad News

Release update and grizzly bears (sow & cubs) (12/6/18)

https://youtu.be/WEaR1mxIYPA

Peaceable Kingdom (for a Day)     

Thanksgiving! The animals (11/22/18)   

https://youtu.be/87-I6RJp4h8

Stot If You Got It       

Mule deer hunting (11/15/18)    

https://youtu.be/2-Grf0ncPw0

Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow          

New hare model (10/25/18)        

https://youtu.be/AYZf6sg9En8

Growlin' Grizzly        

New grizzly bear model and sounds (4/26/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQEMwSOFU9o

Vote for a New Animal!        

New toad and vote for new animal (2/15/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcQ1ant2y0c                                 

Busy as Beavers       

New beavers (1/4/2018)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V05ULMft_7o                   

Hooves of Hurt         

Elk defense (10/20/2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rwnoJbHX70      

It's a Whole New Herd        

New elk adults and calves    (9/8/2017)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifYdpU0wyNA

Kicking it Up a Notch           

Elk rear kick (8/25/2017) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpuSyPv4gC8       

A Mule Deer Family 

Mule deer adults and fawns (6/30/2017)          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymbpLazRLM0

Summertime Snack  

Mule deer fawn (6/16/2017)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbA50-qLobw

New Menu Item: Mule Deer!

Mule deer stotting (6/9/2017)     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5de6lLuTq8

Picnic in the Grass    

Newborn ungulates (5/17/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mODxbCb4EAY

Happy Thanksgiving from WolfQuest!      

Wolves with new elk carcass (11/24/2017)       

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfyatjL05Sc

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GAMEPLAY

Iconic Achievements

Achievement icons by WolfQuest moderator and beta tester Jessie Clarey — aka Loach on Discord and Steam Today’s video is a time-lapse of the Lupine Legend achievement (Finish Slough Creek as an Ironwolf), showing all the talent and artistry that goes into each of the fifty icons that she has been creating (8/5/2021)

https://youtu.be/icEJkbYAN6Q

Better Late Than Never

Cloud saves for user files, a wagon trail in Slough Creek, in-game message notifications, each stranger pack's home hex, which you can degrade but cannot claim, is now marked with a dot. (7/15/2021)

https://youtu.be/mwWpDESFNZE

Tags, Time, and Territories

When creating a game, the host can now select several tags from a pulldown list that help describe their game. A new Sleep Mode for multiplayer. Three more territory configurations. (7/8/2021)

https://youtu.be/jlq6MTRJYxg

Achievements: Share Your Ideas!

Achievements are one of the remaining features still to be added to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition, and we will be focusing on them soon. We’ve been working on our plans for achievements, on and off, for quite awhile. Share your ideas! (5/20/2021)

https://youtu.be/74LSxERf9Pk

Age Perks

Instead of a standard XP system, we designed Age Perks to give players the option to experience the life of a wolf in a more naturalistic way. You start as a two year old wolf, bursting with vim and vigor, and can now progress through the years to become an elder wolf, gaining wisdom and insight into the ways of the world. The Age Perks system offers a selection of physical, clout, and wisdom bonuses for each year of your wolf's life.(4/15/2021)

https://youtu.be/lOcdZa5NV-A

Ironwolf

Ironwolf is a new hardcore mode for players who really want to live the life of a wild wolf, always one false move or unlucky kick away from death. As an ironwolf, you only live once!  (4/8/2021)

https://youtu.be/zWJnK_ogjrM

loboLoco's Letdowns

We get lots of player requests and suggestions for things to add to WolfQuest. Many are great ideas and often match items on our own extensive wishlist. But we don’t add everything to our list, and for today’s devblog, we thought players might be interested to hear about a few popular requests that won’t be coming soon (or at all) and some of our reasons why. (2/11/2021)

https://youtu.be/TeJ2K7xoHk8

The Big Picture

Master plan for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition, from what’s already available in the Amethyst Mountain episode, to what’s currently in development in Slough Creek episode, to our future expansion plans with the Tower Fall episode. (9/10/20)

https://youtu.be/9UosPOeN6kI

Bison and Stats and Tweaks, Oh My!

Substantial game update, version 1.0.4, including old bull bison, stats, hunting tweaks 7/23/20

https://youtu.be/cLbk451GfPU

Eagle Takeout

New headcam controls to deal with eagles. (6/11/20)

https://youtu.be/wcu4NiI4qKc

Name the Lost River Packs! (and updates)

Lost River pack names, bugfixes, plus a new physics and collision system (4/16/20) https://youtu.be/d2h1mFgcDM4

P Marks the Spot

New territory marking system (2/27/20)

https://youtu.be/poDq69SjS58

Fighting Tips and Tactics (JayPlays)

JayPlays shares fighting tips and tactics needed to survive in WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition. Knowing when and how to fight (or flee) means understanding the risks and rewards when you encounter competitors – grizzly bears, coyotes, foxes, cougars, and, of course, other wolves. (1/4/2020)

https://youtu.be/qOy_oucXbic

Hunting Tips and Tactics (JayPlays)          

JayPlays demonstrates how to find a herd, identify a vulnerable member, deal damage with risky bite-holds, and when hunting calves, avoid the dangerous hooves of the mother, and more. (11/28/19)

https://youtu.be/s56wz8NsBvI

Hunting for the Hardcore   

Crafting the hardest difficulty level. (7/11/19)    

https://youtu.be/wLAY8q2c-yw

Candid Camera        

Photo mode lets you freeze action to take cool screenshots (4/18/19)           

https://youtu.be/7S-doGWQLOs

Passing the Smell Test         

Optimizing the new floating and ground scent system    (4/4/19)     

https://youtu.be/Mckcny6579s

Herd Any Good Names?

Help us name the elk herds! Elk density and herds in Yellowstone and WolfQuest (1/31/19)         

https://youtu.be/IDXFc9P-MwI

I Do... Do You?           

Find a mate mission walkthrough (1/24/19)

https://youtu.be/gIwOIdaqE9Y

Beta Testing WolfQuest 3 (JayPlays)

Guest JayPlays talks about beta testing (1/17/19)         

https://youtu.be/zKPbeoV_bKQ

You're Getting Veery Sleeeepy...     

Wolf physiology system and HUD (1/10/19)      

https://youtu.be/zCAVeLbUpkM

Fight or Flight           

Stranger wolves and the fight or flight meter (1/3/19)

https://youtu.be/e4s5xwLvxYc

Stranger Danger      

NPC (stranger) wolves and packs (12/13/18)   

https://youtu.be/c-FQIk1DBe8

Spawning Food and Foe

Configuring animal spawning (11/8/18)

https://youtu.be/HoWFDmzcq78                                                                                                                     

Energetic Elk

Balancing elk energy and exhaustion (11/1/18)

https://youtu.be/dR0QQsClMbA

Bite Club 2: The Elk Kicks Back      

Refining the elk hunt and bites (10/11/18)

https://youtu.be/G5EBSumIk0Q

Bite Club

Refining the wolf fight (10/5/18) 

https://youtu.be/B0PNQDS48_I

Playing Dead

Player poll about death consequences (9/20/18)

https://youtu.be/yI5uJNSXkvA

I'm the Boss...or Not 

Wolf fighting (8/30/2018)           

https://youtu.be/2fpxMunm8Bo

Good Mate Hunting  

Mate hunting (8/23/2018)           

https://youtu.be/9e8EjK7WwY4

You Had Me at Playbow

New courtship gameplay (8/9/2018)      

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5zKz_MSyaQ                   

Emote Yourself         

New emotes for your wolf    8/2/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=envkYw5FJc4                    

The Better to Smell You With         

New scent view system 6/28/2018)        

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDeyLmNOS2M                

For Better or For Worse      

Mate AI and personality (6/14/2018)     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRQsAh1ENKc                  

Herding Calves         

New elk calf behaviors (5/31/2018)        

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgXWceqaVdw                 

Feeling Territorial    

New territory system (3/29/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD-O75-jVKU                    

Hungry (Sometimes) Like the Wolf           

New hunger model (3/22/2018) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dilzt2DG4P4                     

Design Challenge! The First 15 Minutes   

Suggestions for start of game (3/1/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHs9MGKaYHI                   

Cleverer Coyotes      

New coyote AI (2/22/2018)          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6aEloi7xD0

Moveable Feasts       

Picking up food chunks (1/11/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erRzNsQHHfc                    

Flock Around the Clock        

New global animal movement system (12/1/2017)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spG2xAEVyj0        

Mission Simpossible 

Suggestions for secondary quests (11/17/2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1miy4LZ6mHY

Vote! Fate of the Mate         

Vote on mate death  (11/10/2017)         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbKPNRrFj50       

Ride of the Wapiti

New elk herding mechanics (10/13/2017)         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roTLFyRGfkY

Where the Wild Elk Are      

New elk spawning systems  (9/1/2017)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIz9tKv90S4

I Smell Elk!    

New scent gameplay (7/21/2017)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM_O986pXPw

By Popular Demand...Hydration!    

Ability to drink water (6/3/2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fXNbG5gEPU                  

 

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MULTIPLAYER

Another Slough Creek Multiplayer Progress Report

Testing, tuning, tweaking, and fixing are continuing apace on the upcoming Slough Creek multiplayer mode for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition. Today's devblog looks at a couple features (e.g MP genetics) along with the ongoing task of tuning and balancing the game for multiplayer. (11/18/2021)

https://youtu.be/Y30nt8p6GJ8

Slough Creek Multiplayer Progress Report

Slough Creek multiplayer is shaping up! Here are some new things unique to Raise Pups games, along with some sneak previews of gameplay and — of course — some amusing bugs. (9/30/2021)

https://youtu.be/zbS0ITcHKyo

Multiplayer Released! (v1.0.5)

Multiplayer truly is the reason that WolfQuest has survived since the very first release in 2007 and we are thrilled to finally bring it back in Anniversary Edition. We are still calling it a "beta" since we have more bug fixes, refinements, and improvements -- but now it's a beta for everyone to play. (9/18/20)

https://youtu.be/z-cCGYtP7oE

Multiplayer Public Beta is Almost Here!

We are on the verge of releasing multiplayer into public beta! 8/27/20

https://youtu.be/VXViub_D3MI

New Game Accounts

How the make a new account in WQ:AE. Yes, you can keep your 2.7 username. 8/13/20

https://youtu.be/gKzlGFXvrxw

Multiplayer A Medley of Multiplayer Matters

A myriad of multiplayer improvements. 8/6/20

https://youtu.be/tLLn6mD9xp4

We Came, We Peed, We Conquered

Territorial acquisition and maintenance in multiplayer. (7/16/20)

https://youtu.be/F4_cxLfbqKY

Multiplayer Mayhem

Testing and tweaking multiplayer: balancing the elk hunt, new color-blindess-friendly pack territory colors, and refining the wolf fights. (7/9/20)

https://youtu.be/bESxudorDTk

Sleeping Beauties

New multiplayer sleep mode syncs players. (6/25/20)

https://youtu.be/ga4Uxkf-NGU

Multiplayer Momentum

Dev team multiplayer testing: snippets from a 75-minute session (5/14/20)

https://youtu.be/Y42gCjTJdmA

Multiplayer Test Session

Dave, Tommi, Mikko & Andrei test multiplayer. (4/9/20) https://youtu.be/OwohGJ1MjgM

New Tricks for the Pack: Improving Multiplayer Functionality  

Multiplayer suggestions (1/25/2018)     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o17JEpzcQuE

 

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ENVIRONMENT

More Flora and Nimbler Navigation

Improvements to the natural environment, adding more (and better) tree stumps in the woods and more ground clutter in the form of dead logs. New bushes, snowberry and huckleberry bushes, and Indian paintbrush flower.

Tommi has refactored and overhauled the NPC navigation, pathfinding, and obstacle avoidance systems, making those smarter and more robust. (10/15/2021)

https://youtu.be/f60F_A3c13w

Another Dam Video

Actually, this is our first dam video, but it may not be our last! Beavers are coming soon to WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition! Today’s devblog looks at how we are modifying the Slough Creek environment to match what beavers really do in the real world. (3/28/2021)

https://youtu.be/0mJQr2ZJgpM

Meet Me at Elk Tongue

Player-suggested place names on the Slough Creek map. (2/4/2021)

https://youtu.be/o_eNS-frhz0

Faces and Places

Five wolf black coat variations to ensure more variety in the dispersals that you encounter when looking for a mate. Asked players for place name suggestions for the bigger Slough Creek map. (1/21/2021)

https://youtu.be/qmw7SbM_LLI

Happy Howlidays from WolfQuest!

Happy howlidays and a merry new year from all of us at WolfQuest! We appreciate everyone’s support and patience over the past four years. (12/24/20)

https://youtu.be/r4bY8SebcKA

Rendezvous Rock

A boulder marking the center of your rendezvous site. (11/19/20)

https://youtu.be/mdFsglcwLss

Slough Creek...Bit By Bit

Slow, steady progress on our feature list and some are revisions based on feedback from our private beta testers, who have been playing the game intensively for several weeks now. (11/12/20)

https://youtu.be/omAKlXFI3TA

Happy Howloween!

Halloween decorations in both games! (10/22/20)

https://youtu.be/j1pMebGJTGs

Make a Hole!

Creating "under a tree" dens – the last of three types of dens in Slough Creek (10/8/20)

https://youtu.be/GuRQ0bI2gYg

Nice Ice

Creating new 3D models of ices floes and chunks for early spring in Slough Creek (9/24/20)

https://youtu.be/BxgRUBgl-Zk

Boulderriffic!

Everybody gets a boulder! (5/28/20)

https://youtu.be/-Rx33fczVXo

Stop and Smell the Arnica

Tweaking wildflower models to include in Slough Creek to add some nice spring color (5/7/20)

https://youtu.be/JHI2-bQcpn8

Swamping Slough Creek

Spring changes in the Slough Creek environment: the lingering presence of snow on north-facing slopes in April, and the floods that often fill the meadows with water in May (4/30/20)

https://youtu.be/uEqZYEKntvY

Creeking Along

Creating an unnamed creek that feeds into McBride Lake above First Meadow (4/23/20)

https://youtu.be/SfdOFaJqP9c

Hard Rock Den

Creating a rock den in Slough Creek. (4/2/20)

https://youtu.be/wGCcebI0Heo

Marching Along

Winter is coming to WolfQuest! (3/5/20)

https://youtu.be/Vsmnl2FsHXw

A Game for All Seasons

Seasons and some changes you will experience as time passes. (2/20/20)

https://youtu.be/ebgkHikXYsk

Slough Creek Rocks!

Improving the beautiful granite outcrops that make Slough Creek so distinctive. (2/6/20)

https://youtu.be/xZg-hXq9Nu0

A Den of One's Own

A first look at the first type of dens: basically a hole in the ground.(1/30/20)

https://youtu.be/TFrxlhDdc5Y

A Peek at Slough Creek

A quick look at WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition’s next map/episode Slough Creek, now in development. (1/23/20)

https://youtu.be/FRseO7YOaLc

I'm Dreaming of a White Cliff Rock...

Snow accumulates on cliffs! Today’s video shows that new shader in action. (12/13/19)

https://youtu.be/6kFjK_-JcRY

WolfQuest Patch Notes - v1.0.1a

Lots of fixes and new aspen trees! (11/1/19)

https://youtu.be/zuwkEWotyMo

Cliff Face Lift 

Improved cliff terrain (9/20/19)

https://youtu.be/fGdgxBHzoM4

Shadow Play 

Better shadows to the horizon!  (7/4/19)      

https://youtu.be/dMHqkrI-24U

The Music of Sound 

Creating the soundscape (5/2/19)           

https://youtu.be/ARbj57w45-s

Really Old Trees       

New models of the petrified tree forest in Amethyst Mountain  (4/25/19)    

https://youtu.be/z6BIzwVJ_sU

Weathering Heights 

Weather effects (3/28/19)

https://youtu.be/nLzjSa-hthY

Music and Elk Herds and Trees, Oh my!

New music, the new elk herd names, and whitebark pines. (3/21/19)           

https://youtu.be/q5pwF3H9U2E

The Long and Winding Lamar        

Creating the Lamar River (2/28/19)        

https://youtu.be/PX55cEqfA4Y

I've Been Working on the River     

Making improved rivers and creeks (2/14/19)  

https://youtu.be/c-PgzxHbeTk

Running Through the Woods on a Snowy Evening         

Dynamic weather system snow effects and holiday greeting (12/20/18)      

https://youtu.be/Txhfd4N_OII

Into the Woods

New forests (11/29/18)    

https://youtu.be/YLykOqBlIGI

Our Douglas-firs are Tree-mendous

New Douglas-Fir tree models (9/6/2018)

https://youtu.be/TZxwEQjZe8k

Render in the Grass 

New grass and sagebrush (6/21/2018)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBMV_q00yKQ                 

At World's End         

Creating the world beyond the map (5/24/2018)         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keDDSjmUYJg                   

Cliff Notes     

Creating cliff terrain and bighorn preview (4/12/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpUawoSEtaY                   

Texturing the Terrain         

Creating realistic ground textures on the terrain (3/8/2018)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnW_ZO0GESM                             

Roughing Up the Terrain    

Using new tools to create more detailed terrains (11/3/2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_PIVvLP-wQ                     

Take Me to the River?          

Drinking from the Lamar River (10/27/2017)   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcZgzQmuOpA       

Mapmaking   

Creating new and bigger maps (7/28/2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht2GLhxSwps

 

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MUSIC

Slough Creek Soundtrack!

We've added all the new music from Slough Creek to the WolfQuest Soundtrack and Music Extras. That’s 17 new tracks (45 minutes) of new music by Ben Woolman and Tim Buzza. The soundtrack is now 80 tracks, over two and a half hours of original music. (1/7/21)

https://youtu.be/wvqGsxNfKDE

Soundtrack Released for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition

Nearly two hours of music and we will be adding more tracks as we continue to develop the game! (12/10/19)

https://youtu.be/T9M6gYKHjvo

Music and Elk Herds and Trees, Oh my!

New music, the new elk herd names, and whitebark pines. (3/21/19)           

https://youtu.be/q5pwF3H9U2E

Play That Wolfy Music         

Implementing adaptive music (10/18/18)         

https://youtu.be/_p0qhCDJyao

A Little Elk Music      

New elk hunt music  (7/19/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcGUgk2POLk

Tune Up        

Adaptive music intro (2/1/2018)  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j0PT4EerQA                   

 

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TECHNICAL    

Public Beta Testing!

Public beta available on Steam (12/28/19)

https://youtu.be/Rm1ol_uHp9k

November Progress Report

What Dave, Tommi, Mikko, Andrei, and Susan are working on (rocks, wayfinding, multiplayer, controller support, audio & new dreams) 11/21/19)

https://youtu.be/tfI8pWMFcrQ

Raising Hills in Slough Creek          

Crafting realistic granite hills around Slough Creek using Unity tools.   (11/14/19)

https://youtu.be/w20zQx4otcA

New Beginnings       

No WolfQuest 2.7 wolf import as planned.  (7/21/19)    

https://youtu.be/KSIrH57zb0g

WolfQuest, Graphics Cards, and You         

How your graphics card affects performance and quality (6/27/19)

https://youtu.be/fQcbkopST48

Zeno's WolfQuest     

Technical tweaks and Zeno's paradox (2/21/19)           

https://youtu.be/9z8MkrjIeFs

Honing Performance           

Optimizing the game (2/7/19)      

https://youtu.be/I860nYbCVyk

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RESEARCH TRIPS

Reality Check: Back in Yellowstone!

WolfQuest returned to Yellowstone on our third research trip for WolfQuest: Anniversary Edition. This video looked at a few aspects of real nature and how the game shapes up in comparison — and a few ways that we've been working since coming home to nudge the game a bit closer to reality. (9/23/2021)

https://youtu.be/-UfainU0dSU

WolfQuest Returns to Yellowstone: Slough Creek

August 2019 research trip to Slough Creek (11/8/19)

https://youtu.be/OmWX4CNXygE

WolfQuest Returns to Yellowstone: Amethyst Mountain

Another WolfQuest research trip! (9/13/19)      

https://youtu.be/9JacCZp7egA

WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)          

Introduction to Yellowstone 2017 research trip (9/30/2017) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5yomdmN-dk

Verisimilitude           

Pictures from Yelllowstone 2017 research trip (10/6/2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_rtJp6WgX4         

WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone: Amethyst Mountain      

Hiking across Lamar Valley and up Specimen Ridge on the 2017 research trip (12/7/2017)         

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu4apywl6nY       

WolfQuest Goes to the International Wolf Center (2018)

Research trip to International Wolf Center (3/15/2018)          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOLTsnPsJOI                    

WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone: Slough Creek     

Hiking through Slough Creek on the 2017 research trip (4/5/2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LUK_37Ce2U                  

 

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HISTORY of WOLFQUEST

Wildest Dreams: The Story of WolfQuest (Chapter 1)

History of WolfQuest, now over a decade old! (12/21/2017)

https://youtu.be/bDeA-0I7xjM

https://youtu.be/scn10dgI0Vo

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ENTERTAINING BUGS

The Bugs Board

How bug reporting works. Watch Dave on work the bugs board. 7/30/20 https://youtu.be/scn10dgI0Vo

The Bug-Eyed Wolf and Other Bugs

More entertaining bugs. 7/2/20

https://youtu.be/JSNNAdqYHDs

Some Things That Are Not Coming to WolfQuest 3         

Trees, sliding elk, sleeping with the elk, more trees...(5/16/19)

https://youtu.be/daOC6R6vDcc

Looking for Trouble 

Testing and looking for bugs (3/14/19)  

https://youtu.be/CuDFNmpPRiM

Why Why Why?       

Release update and bloopers (12/27/18)           

https://youtu.be/32D0zeBYdfc

How to Bite an Elk

New biting mechanics in development (7/12/2018)     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KntTJjeI3vw                     

May Q&A       

Wolf bugs with inverse kinematics (5/10/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSiSP_zC_X0

A Very Limber Wolf 

Wolf bugs with inverse kinematics (1/18/2018)           

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJjS9NnrIA                   

Knocking it Out of the Park

Elk collision bug (9/15/2017)       

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu3DQaaHSmc                 

New Hunting Moves

Elk biting bug (8/11/2017)          

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGTYLlTBBro

Multiplayer Released! (v1.0.5)

Multiplayer truly is the reason that WolfQuest has survived since the very first release in 2007 and we are thrilled to finally bring it back in Anniversary Edition. We are still calling it a "beta" since we have more bug fixes, refinements, and improvements -- but now it's a beta for everyone to play. (9/18/20)

https://youtu.be/z-cCGYtP7oE