The time might be just right so venture outdoors from the comfort of your computer and take to the wild. There is a new action game available online that allows the user to become a Wolf in Yellowstone National Park. Not only do you get to be a Wolf, but you have to learn how to hunt, defend your own territory , survive and eventually find a mate and setup your own pack. That is if you get that far in the game.

The online game is being sponsored by the Minnesota Zoo and is a freebie for all users. In this first episode of “WolfQuest” you are supposed to be able to explore Yellowstone and establish your territory by marking same. That’s right. You mark your area just like a real Wolf would do by lifting your leg. You than have to try and defend your food sources from other animals in the park such as bears and to protect yourself as well.

So I went to the web site and found it nearly impossible to download the first episode called  “Amethyst Mountain,” There is one slight problem with the web site. They apparently did not take into consideration the amount of folks who would like to try the game and the servers appear to be currently [as of 01-02-08] overwhelmed. Game play is extremely difficult.

This seems to be the rule rather than the exception after this past holiday season. I know my grandson is having trouble trying to keep his Webkinz alive. Same problem. The servers are unable to keep up with the demand.

So if you wish to try out the free game, you may have to wait awhile for the smoke to clear and for the servers to catch up. đŸ™‚

WolfQuest site is here.

Comments welcome.

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