A downloadable game

Created for One-Page RPG Jam 2021.

Over the Mountain is a solo rural fantasy journaling game on one page. Your character lives in a small mountain town and records their journey to carry out their Calling as they get to know the local human and spirit Neighbors, find bizarre items to collect, and clear the strange Dungeons found throughout. Will your curious character stick with their mission long enough to fill an entire journal?  What Achievements might they unlock? 

Over the Mountain has players roll dice to generate prompts they must include as they record their daily encounters. It's flexible and leaves a lot up to the player so that it can be replayed again and again, generating a new town each time. If a rule isn't clear or isn't explicitly stated, it is up to the player to decide what best fits the story or is just the most fun. 

This is my first RPG ever. My goal was to write the RPG I most wanted to play. Hope others will enjoy it too! 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(40 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsAtmospheric, Casual, cryptid, journal-rpg, One-page, Queer, rural-fantasy, Singleplayer, Solo RPG


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I haven't had a ton of time to play this game but what i have been able to play i've been in love with! The generation for what happens each day is so fun and its a blast to connect all the pieces together into a cute story! One of my friends actually recommended me this game and we actually did an episode talking all about it on my podcast! https://therpggoblin.buzzsprout.com/2055426/12458528-over-the-mountian-a-cozy-ga...

Really excited to check this out! I'm so honored you all talked about my game and very glad you have a good time with it.  I appreciate you linking it here so I can listen.  <3


I'm really taken with the design of this game. I'm very invested in divination as a system of uncovering things about myself. The core engine of this game being the result of combining various components is I think very in touch with the type of divining I do, and I get a similar introspective pleasure in playing this. I'm really looking forward to your future work!


i just finished my first in game week, and oh boy, am i excited about this rpg! i love a cozy journaling game, and it gave me an excuse to use an adorable journal with a mushroom cover (formally slotted to be my next personal journal, but that was taking too long). it's amazing how much the author managed to pack into one page, and i think it strikes the perfect balance between guiding the player and giving us freedom to write our own story :)

i haven't even explored all this game offers (beefed my first dungeon in the first room, and i'm still waiting for that to reset so i can try again), and i'm having a blast. highly recommend to anyone who enjoys journaling rpgs, especially if you're a fan of things like stardew valley, gravity falls, or other stories that weave together small towns, slowly growing to be a part of a community, and intertwining nature and the paranormal. 


I cant wait to play this. It covers so many things and seems like it will be much better than a hex or dungeon crawl. Awesome


Love this game. I have written a review for this game on my solo RPG blog https://rpgsologames.com/over-the-mountain/

I'm really honored! I'm so glad you liked and thank you so much for the review!


I’d never played this kind of game before a friend recommended it to me. I’ve been playing every day for two months and it brings me so much joy. Thank you!


Hi, do you have any sample playthrough that you can post so that I can understand more on how to play?

I do not currently but I'm hoping to make a Play with Me video in the nearish future. I'll be sure to link it in the description and reply when I do. 


I started playing this a few days ago and I've already got 20 pages full. Do you know what you've done to me??? Midterms start in three days and all I can focus on is the freaking gas station ghost. 100/10 I'm telling everyone I know


RIP your midterms but holy crap thank you for the amazing review! <3


Can’t wait to play this!


The cover image for this is so striking, I love how you've designed the game page!


I've only just started playing, but this seems delightful! I can't wailt to have a notebook packed with memories of this and the neighbours and spirits within