WolfQuest 2.5 Development has begun!
The first Development Meeting for WolfQuest Episode 2.5 has come and gone, and we’re on our way toward adding the cool new aspects of the game, selected from the 2.5 Design Contest. After meeting with the wolf experts and rest of the Development Team, we’re excited to give you a sneak peak of some of the things we discussed. Because WolfQuest is intended to be educational, we wanted to make the addition of weather and time to be as realistic as possible, and affect your game wolf the way a real wolf would be affected. But the hard part about that is that there really haven’t been many studies that determine if rain affects a wolf’s ability to smell, or how wind would affect hunting abilities. So while we still have many details to work out, we can tell you that the things we’re hoping to add include day and night, rain, and even possibly some early spring snow.
And just in case you’re curious, the Development Meeting with Exiah didn’t quite go as planned, but here’s a quick recap of her trip:
Live Wolf Q&AExiah wrote:Me and mom woke up early and sleepily rode to the airport. For me, the excitement simply blotted out the sleepiness, but I don't think it was the same for my mom. After getting our room, we went to the Mall of America and ate a delicious meal before going back to the hotel. Four o'clock the next morning, I woke up feeling very, very sick, and we had to cancel the shuttle to the zoo. I laid in bed, feeling frustrated that I wouldn't be able to attend the meeting. But I eventually recovered, and Cana picked us up and brought us to the zoo shortly before it closed. It was a great trip through the zoo, though it is really big and we didn’t get to see everything. At the end of the day, I got a WolfQuest patch and t-shirt, and visited Underwater Adventures in the Mall of America.
After finally returning home two days later, I sat, very happily, in front of my long-missed laptop, with a long-missed kitty in my lap. I will admit that there were some bad parts in my little trip, but overall it was well worth it. I really enjoyed going there and I am thankful for being able to do it. Thanks for reading.
Hey, all you wolf fanatics! Have you ever wanted to talk to an expert in the field of wolves and wolf research to find answers to all your wolf-related questions? Now's your chance! On the evening of Thursday, October 21st, Dr. Dan MacNulty, wolf biologist from the University of Minnesota (and Content Advisor on the WolfQuest Development Team), will be on the WolfQuest forums to answer your wolf questions in a live chat. Check out the announcement in the General Wolf Discussion forum (http://www.wolfquest.org/bb/viewtopic.p ... 6#p1549396) for more details.
The Wild Wolf EdVenture- March 4-6, 2011
Join WQ Coordinator from the WolfQuest Development Team on this exciting adventure to see and learn more about the animal that inspired the WolfQuest game. Talk with a wolf Zookeeper at the Minnesota Zoo and see our captive Great Plains Grey and endangered Mexican Grey wolves. Then, head up to the International Wolf Center to howl for a wild wolf pack at night, hike to an abandoned wolf den, use radio telemetry to track collared wolves from an airplane, and more! All transportation, programs, lodging, and meals are covered in the cost; registered WolfQuest Community Forum Members receive a $25 discount! This program is geared toward adults, but minors ages 12 and up can participate with an adult. Visit the Wild Wolf EdVenture zoo webpage (http://www.mnzoo.org/education/educatio ... enture.asp) on or after Monday, October 11th for more details.
The long-awaited New WolfQuest T-shirt!
After many complications and delays, the new t-shirt featuring WolfQuest Community Member TimberTheDelta’s original designs will be available to purchase with a new color (black) and new sizes. Check out the WolfQuest store (https://www.nc.mnzoo.state.mn.us/NetCom ... &srcid=319) starting on Monday, October 11th to see the new design and place your order. Only a limited supply is available of the original WolfQuest t-shirt (with the WolfQuest logo on a khaki shirt) and will not be reprinted, so buy one now before they’re sold out. A WolfQuest shirt makes a great gift!
Whew! How's that for news?
Edit: attached are (some really crummy) pictures of the new shirt... I'll leave these up here until I can get a better picture to put on the store page... my camera didn't like the contrast in color.