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A {{webcomic}} that, unlike most webcomics that have a set story and [[AscendedFanon swipe reader speculation periodically]], takes a ''lot'' of reader input. Frequently, the author will take so much reader input that nearly the entire webcomic is made of user suggestions. As such, they ''always'' have some way to put in suggestions, whether it's a designated forum where you can post in a suggestion box, comment in a comment box, a ShoutBox, or an email address you can send suggestions to. In fact, many of these comics had their origins in forum threads, where the update panels are [[DirectDemographic in-line with the discussion of said panels and the suggestions]].

In many cases (nearly all since the TropeCodifier ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures''), the webcomic will be [[FramingDevice presented as if it were a log of an]] InteractiveFiction game (with pictures). Because commands are parsed by a human and only one (or a very select few) command paths are actually used, the story usually ends up [[KudzuPlot far more complex than is possible to program into a game]] (mostly because the CombinatorialExplosion is much smaller and can thus be handled manually). [[WriteWhatYouKnow Due to the sort of people who make these comics]], these comics also frequently spoof such things as {{Adventure Game}}s, {{Simulation Game}}s, {{Puzzle Game}}s, {{Roleplaying Game}}s, or TurnBasedStrategy games.

These comics generally update with only one panel at a time and as such can be updated ''very quickly''. [[ArchivePanic Often even more than once a day.]]

For obvious reasons, these comics cannot use a StripBuffer at all.

Frequently these comics straddle the boundary between {{Webcomic}} and NewMedia[=/=]WebOriginal. General precedent seems to be to put {{Interactive Comic}}s in the Webcomic category. More and more however, traditional web comic creators are experimenting with the medium.

!Tropes often used include
* AscendedFanon: and ''nothing but''. Collectively, these comics may well be the best example.
** Beyond direct suggestions, authors often take direction of the future updates by canonizing fan speculation.
* CerebusSyndrome: Specifically, once the OntologicalMystery is slightly less of a mystery, the author will often reveal a backstory for the world and the character. This generally tilts the comic away from silly hijinks to plot-driven story.
* ForegoneConclusion: ''Homestuck'' has proven that as any interactive comic becomes popular enough, it begins to defy the medium. The creator of ''Homestuck'' has said that before ultimately closing the suggestion boxes, there were so many suggestions that he could pick any direction he wanted, subverting the idea of the interactivity.
** ''Homestuck'' is also an interesting case study in that the author eventually got incredibly fed up by endless streams of countless moronic suggestions; something usually considered a strength of this genre.
*** Even more interesting is that without suggestions, fans still affect the comic in small ways as community jokes and theories often appear in the comics or have nods to them. Also, the author himself said "90% of 'calling it' is actually influencing it in disguise."
* OntologicalMystery: Often of the YouWakeUpInARoom kind. [[SturgeonsLaw Fortunately or unfortunately]], this type of beginning to a story is ''incredibly'' easy to pull off.
* PresentTenseNarrative
* SecondPersonNarration
* SchrodingersGun
* GenreSavvy or GenreBlindness: Depending on the quality of reader suggestions, the protagonist in question can be [[IdiotBall a bumbling idiot with no brains]] or [[SmartBall an incredibly smart ninja who knows all the trappings of his fiction]], or anything in between.
* The genre really arose out of InteractiveFiction and joking around on forums (both Ruby Quest and [=MSPA=] started on forums), so pinning down the UrExample is probably impossible.
* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' and all the other [[http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest /tg/ quests]] are the [[TropeMaker Trope Makers]] (though ''Ruby Quest'' itself is younger than the TropeCodifier).
** ''Roleplay/JohnQuest'', GaidenGame-esque SelfParody of Ruby by the [[Creator/TheWeaver same author]].
** ''Roleplay/NanQuest'', ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''[='=]s SpiritualSequel.
** ''Roleplay/DiveQuest'', a fantasy roleplay and possible prequel to ''Roleplay/RubyQuest''.
* ''Roleplay/EnemyQuest'' is a Romance/Science-Fiction interactive comic in the same vein as Roleplay/RubyQuest and Roleplay/NanQuest. Created by [[http://tgchan.org/wiki/Bromeliad Bromeliad]], It follows the story of one Zack Nguyen as he's hired by a government agency to take place in a cultural exchange program with Earth's newest residents: the Visitors, a collection of four alien races from [[Main/AnotherDimension another dimension]].
* ''Webcomic/OldRepublicPaintAdventures'' is an interactive comic (loosely) set in the Star Wars universe.
* ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' is the TropeCodifier.
** This has changed a bit since the site was started. While completed series ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' is still an excellent example of the genre, the current series ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has long since closed its submission boxes and is for all practical purposes a "normal" webcomic styled like an interactive comic. The audience still has a significant influence on the story, though, as author Creator/AndrewHussie enjoys reading fan theories and [[AscendedFanon employing]] the ones he likes into the story.
* In ''Webcomic/KoanOfTheDay'', the guru is visited by the Goddess, which introduces a [[http://www.koanoftheday.com/146/ complicated puzzle game that few people have solved]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Voices}}'' (which was originally an [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA Forum Adventure]] before getting its own site.)
* ''Webcomic/LittleRobotBigScaryWorld''
* ''Roleplay/DorfQuest''
* ''Webcomic/SilentHillPromise''
* ''Webcomic/AetheriaEpics''
* ''Webcomic/TouhouNekokayou''[='s=] Create.swf Adventures
* ''Epicsplosion: Tripp Rougestar's Space-filled Adventure'', whose story depends on which of several paths you take, something that Creator/AndrewHussie tried with ''Webcomic/BardQuest''.
* ''Webcomic/DeathByChoice'', a detective comic, is a Choose Your Own Adventure comic where the reader plays the role of a detective.
* ''Webcomic/WickedAwesomeAdventure''
* ''Webcomic/{{Prequel}}'' (which was also a [[Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures MSPA Forum Adventure]] before getting its own site.)
* ''Webcomic/DemonThesis'', a mix of interactive comic and java based tactical game by Chris Doucette, who also brought us ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Gengame}}''
* ''Webcomic/{{morphE}}'', is like a visual novel, with animations and ''VideoGame/{{Ace Attorney}}'' styled investigation sequences.
* ''Webcomic/DeepRise''
* ''Webcomic/OmnitopiaThePlayground'' where all the main characters are people from the Gitpg forums who have given permission to appear in the comic.
* ''[[http://banditsquest.com/ Bandit's Quest]]'', stated to have been inspired by MSPA, originated on [[http://banditsquest.tumblr.com/ tumblr]].
* ''Webcomic/CityOfTheDead''
* ''Webcomic/LunarHill''
* ''Webcomic/TinyCatPeople''
* ''Webcomic/EvilPlan'' switched over to a MSPA style for AprilFoolsDay 2012, and took suggestions from the readers. The comic was updated nearly a hundred times that day, with several of the images being [[http://evilplan.thewebcomic.com/comics/1460787/start-game/ animated .gifs.]]
* ''Webcomic/PantsSeatCarpetRide'', which is told from the third person and contains no images, was inspired by MSPA.
* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'', is based around this to varying degrees for all of its comics besides it's primary one, Moonless Age.
* ''[[http://www.rebuildempyrean.com/ Mystic Empyrean Rebuild]]'', is entirely based around user suggestions either on the forums or every other week to determine the course of the primary narrative.
* ''Webcomic/StableQuest''
* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''
** ''Webcomic/StrangeSchool'' (fancomic)
* ''Webcomic/WeenieLicked''
* ''Webcomic/BeCalm'' runs on reader commands, but [[spoiler: the characters are fully aware that they are being interacted with, and often break the fourth wall to address the "voices" giving them prompts.]]
* ''Webcomic/BasketsOfGuts''
* ''Webcomic/SaveThePrincess''
* ''Webcomic/{{Transverse}}''
* ''Webcomic/WayOfWushu''
* Downplayed in ''WebOriginal/{{Unichat}}'', which breaks from the genre's InteractiveFiction roots, instead allowing readers to interact with the narrative through the Unichat platform itself.
* ''Webcomic/BloodIsMine''
* ''Webcomic/RWBYQuest''

Several websites include entire sections in which {{Interactive Comic}}s can be created.
* The [[http://www.mspaforums.com/forumdisplay.php?85 MSPA Forum Adventures]] forum (now a redirect to the hereinafter mentioned archive website[[note]]The forums crashed, possibly after an attack, and could never be satisfactorily be brought back up; many adventures were continued on other forums such as Eagle Time and Omega Update.[[/note]]), which as the name suggests is part of ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures''' forum. A substantial number of these are fanfiction of ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'', and a lot of them are archived on [[http://mspfanventures.com/ MS Paint Fan Adventures]], a collaborative mirror site which transposes these adventures from forum posts into the style of MSPA proper.
** ''Webcomic/ABeginnersGuideToTheEndOfTheUniverse''
*** ''Webcomic/ChairmanJackEmerge'' (sequel)
** ''Webcomic/ACompleteWasteOfTime''
** ''Webcomic/AllNightLaundry''
** ''Webcomic/ArtOfDomination''
** ''Webcomic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood''
** ''Webcomic/{{Castelocked}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Chiasmata}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Cordless}}''
*** And it's Reboot, [[http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?47265-Rebuild-of-Cordless Rebuild of Cordless.]]
** ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest''
** ''Roleplay/CrystalRave''
** ''Webcomic/CultFollowing''
** ''Webcomic/DarkDungeonsLightBot''
** ''Webcomic/{{Datastuck}}''
** ''Webcomic/DontNameIt''
** ''Webcomic/DoubleReacharoundOrange''
** ''Webcomic/DoubleReacharoundRed''
** ''Webcomic/DungeonsOfSunnydale''
** ''Webcomic/{{Facade}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Fortuna}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Godquest}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Heartstuck}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Hexane}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Hoofstuck}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Housetrapped}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Iji}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{ItsMidnightSomewhere}}''
** ''Webcomic/LegendOfTheHunter''
** ''Webcomic/{{Lucidstuck}}''
** ''Webcomic/MarySueQuest''
** ''Webcomic/{{Masquerade}}''
** [[Webcomic/DotMemoria .Memoria]]
** ''Webcomic/TheMotleyTwo''
** ''Webcomic/NepetaQuest2011''
** ''Webcomic/{{Nightfall}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Oceanfalls}}''
** ''Fanfic/{{Selfstuck}}''
** ''Webcomic/SinisterEvolution''
** ''Webcomic/STuCK''
** ''Webcomic/{{Superego}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{TheHumanGame}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Waterworks}}''
** ''Webcomic/{{Wildlife}}''
* Sufficient Velocity Forums' [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/forums/quests.29/ Quests Section]], which includes these:
** ''Webcomic/TerreneSpire''
* A section of ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'' forums (Facepunch).
* [[ImageBoards tgchan]] that was created because all those quest threads were bloating /tg/.
** ''Roleplay/AsteroidQuest''
** ''Roleplay/FenQuest''
** ''Roleplay/UnnaturalSelection''
* [[Roleplay/Bay12PlayByPostGames Bay 12]] has several in the Forum Games and Roleplaying section, including such works as [[http://www.bay12forums.com/smf/index.php?topic=55601.0 thiiiiiiiis]].
** ''Webcomic/TheLittlestCheesemaker''
** Webcomic/DarknessRedeemedNecromechanic
* [[http://www.evil-dog.com/storyshift.html StoryShift]], as written about by [[http://boingboing.net/2014/11/05/storyshift-is-a-new-storytelli.html BoingBoing]].