Super Pixel Quest, An Interactive Retro-Style Webcomic

July 9, 2014 | Sophie Weiner

Super Pixel Quest is an interactive webcomic by French writer and artist Emmanuel Espinasse. The designs lets you travel with the jittery central character as you read his story, opening up your browser in unexpected directions as he crawls and climbs this way through a creepy castle while avoiding a troublesome goblin’s constant traps.

Don’t worry if you don’t speak French – the top left button just says to click the arrows to move forwards or backwards through the story, the rest of it is wordless.


The familiar form of old video game art makes Super Pixel Quest naturally accessible – you’re used to imagining yourself in stories that look like this. As your character narrowly misses falling into a pit of skeletons, it’s easy to forget you actually have no control over what happens.