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WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

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WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby loboLoco » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:29 pm



Video Link: https://youtu.be/l5yomdmN-dk

We’ve just returned from a week in Yellowstone National Park, doing research for WolfQuest 3 and Tower Fall. Exploring the park through this lens — studying the topography, geology, and vegetation in particular — made it a particularly rewarding visit. We hiked into each area depicted in the game maps, took over a thousand reference photos of plants, trees, and landscapes, We saw wolves, elk, moose, coyotes, and ravens as well animals not yet in the game: mule deer, bison, pronghorns, bighorn sheep, and several black bears with their cubs. The elk were especially active, this being the rut, and we heard plenty of bugling and even witnessed two bulls sparring.

We also met with several YNP biologists, particularly Dr. Dan Stahler, who gave us some exciting ideas for new game elements. (Did you know that grizzlies hate sharing so much that they’ll sleep spread-eagled on carcasses to protect them?) We even met Dr. Doug Smith, project leader of the Wolf Restoration Project that brought wolves back to Yellowstone in the 1990s! They were pleased to hear that WolfQuest is still going strong.

Along with this research, we also shot some video footage to bring players along on our adventure. Here’s the first one (quickly edited during the long drive home), and we’ll share more in the coming months as we apply what we learned to the game.
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Wolvencall » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:45 pm

This is fantastic!! Which pack did you see? The wolves we typically saw in Yellowstone were the Wapiti Lake Pack in Hayden Valley! The wolf watchers are especially kind as well!
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby wolf_whisperer98 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:53 pm

:wolf: I wish I could visit Yellowstone. I'll bet that videos and pictures alone do it no justice. :wolf:
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby SheWolf17 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:58 pm

loboLoco wrote:bison, pronghorns, bighorn sheep, and several black bears with their cubs.

Hey! Is there any possibility, of another update, to appear these animals?
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby WolfDragonPlasma » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:35 pm

Aw man, this is awesome! I'd love to be able to go visit Yellowstone again; I didn't get to see a whole lot of it, but what I did get to see was absolutely breathtaking and gorgeous!
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Phasoli » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:08 pm

That's so amazing! The time, effort, and research going into the game production is astounding! I can't wait to see more videos of the trip! The view is so beautiful.

(Maybe one day, we'll finally find Lost River, haha)
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Noella » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:22 pm

Been stalking the progress! Everything looks great! The research into the terrain shall be very interesting.^^
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby SolitaryHowl » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:59 pm

Sounds wonderful, I've always wanted to go to Yellowstone. I can't wait to see what future dev updates have in store
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby paperpaws » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:56 pm

Oh, nice! I'm looking forward to more of that footage; looks like you guys are being very professional about this!
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Ecliptic » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:54 am

Amazing! I’ve always wanted to go to Yellowstone. Maybe some day..
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Sunset-Light » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:06 am

I personally have never actually been to Yellowstone, but I've always had that dream... sigh...
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Nor-easter Forecast » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:19 am

Wow, this is very impressive. I really respect all the research you are putting into WQ3 and TF. Can't wait to hear more about the adventures!
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby PearlyReborn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:21 am

"Now where is Lost River?" That made me laugh a lot.


Are we going to be seeing spread-eagle bears in WolfQuest 3?
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby C0rgi » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:37 am

The new game is gonna be amazing, you guys are great !!
Yellowstone looks so pretty, I'm so jealous oml.
Looking forward to more update videos cx
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Re: WolfQuest Goes to Yellowstone (Part One)

Postby Brushed » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:21 pm

Nice video, Dave! The new version is gonna be a huge success!
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