Valley peaks is a free first-person adventure game for Mac. This unusual game from TubClub is set in the titular mountainous region where the locals are having trouble getting a radio signal. Your task is to climb each of the six local mountains and place a radio on each one to improve that radio signal.
The first-person perspective of Valley Peaks evokes the feeling of trying to find suitable foot and handholds as you seek the best path to the peak. For more conventional first-person games, Slender: The Eight Pages and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare are great options.
First-person gameplay is generally relegated to more action-oriented games. However, coupled with the knowledge that one slip could cause you to plummet to the ground, that perspective of fear is highly effective for Valley Peaks.
As you travel between mountains and up, you'll meet local residents, including the local climbing club. They'll offer you challenges, and every time you complete one, your in-game card is stamped. If you collect enough stamps, you'll be able to exchange them for upgrades.
Once your card is fully stamped, you can exchange it for gadgets upgrades, which may or may not help you in your main quest.
There are lots of frogs in Valley Peaks - more than eighty of them, in fact. They’re the local residents, so you can speak to them during the course of the game.
Unusually, especially for a free game, the settings menu in Valley Peaks is very focused on making it as widely accessible as possible. You can make the relevant adjustments within the settings menu.
Take on the adventure
In our view, the first-person perspective used in Valley Peaks fits perfectly with the task at hand. You truly get the feeling of scaling a sheer rock face. The somewhat geometric graphics come into their own when you're climbing up the mountains. Furthermore, the unique climbing mechanic makes this first-person adventure game eminently playable.