For the Windows version, see WolfQuest (Windows).
For available tablet apps, see Tablet.


WolfQuest has been available on the Macintosh operating system since its demo release. The game utilises the Unity 3D engine and was developed by Eduweb and Minnesota Zoo. Players take control of a two-year-old dispersal grey wolf in Yellowstone National Park with the goal of finding a mate, claiming a den to call home, giving birth to pups and establishing a pack of their own while encountering other wolves, engaging (or avoiding) predators, scavenging or hunting prey and trying to survive. The game is intended to be realistic with its portrayal of wolf ecology.

It is free to download from the WolfQuest website -- the installer is a 244MB .DMG file. The current version is 2.5.1 and includes Amethyst Mountain, Survival of the Pack, single player and multiplayer.


WolfQuest 2.7 was announced on April 25th by loboLoco[1]. Unlike previous versions, 2.7 will be free to download and play, however only the full single player Amethyst Mountain episode will be available. A full version will be available for a price of $10, which includes everything: episode 2, multiplayer, the Lost River map, and all available customizations.


The game has several features.

  • Hunting - Elk, cattleSC and hare are the only prey animals on the menu.
  • AI - All NPCs are controlled by the computer.
  • Social arena - Who's the boss?
  • Scent vision - See the world from a wolf's nose.
  • Time - Control the time of day.
  • Weather - Rainstorms, thunder and snow.
  • Rest - Stamina regenerates much faster with a good breather.
  • Experience Points - Boasting rights and rewards.
  • Map - Know the location, plan the destination.
  • Tutorial - A toggleable tutorial teaches players more about the game as they play.
  • Achievements2.7 - Play the game and be rewarded!
  • User Account System improvements2.7 - A much improved, better-integrated user accounts system.

Technical Details

2.7 and newer

Windows XP Service Pack 2 or higher (DirectX 9.0c or higher must be installed).
OSX 10.8 or higher
64-bit processor (i5 or higher)
1024 x 768 or higher screen resolution
2 GB available hard drive space


  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows 7 are supported but may exhibit video driver issues. Always update your video drivers from the manufacturer.
  • 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.
  • WolfQuest will run on Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64 systems.
  • Linux or Windows 2000 or earlier are not officially supported.
  • 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.

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

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.

WQ Coordinator, WolfQuest FAQ[2]

2.5 and older

OSX 10.3.9 or higher
1.5 GHz PowerPC G4 or higher, any Intel processor
290 MB hard drive space
Millions of colors


  • 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.

Minimum to run Fastest Graphics Quality Setting

800x600 screen resolution
512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)

Minimum graphics cards

Intel GMA 950 or higher integrated graphics (GMA 3000 may be marginal)
NVIDIA GeForce 2
ATI Radeon 9200

Recommended graphics cards to run on Good or above quality setting and/or higher resolution (1024x768 recommended)

NVIDIA GeForce 6 series or later
ATI Radeon 9600 or later

WQ Coordinator, WolfQuest FAQ[3]


  1. • New version: 2.7 for tablet -- and Mac/Windows!
  2. • What are the system requirements?
  3. • What are the system requirements?