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Believed to be the earliest LGBT video game, ''Caper in the Castro'' was released in 1989 by C.M. Ralph as "charityware" with the request that the player donate to an AIDS foundation as repayment. Played worldwide yet commercially published only as a censored, hetero version "Murder on Main Street", this piece of gaming history seemed lost to time until 2017. Both versions have since been publicly uploaded onto the [[https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro Internet Archive]] for all to enjoy.

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Believed to be the earliest LGBT video game, ''Caper in the Castro'' was released in 1989 by C.M. Ralph as "charityware" with the request that the player donate to an AIDS foundation as repayment. payment. Played worldwide yet only commercially published only as a censored, hetero version "Murder on Main Street", this piece of gaming history seemed lost to time until a rediscovery of a hard copy in 2017. Both original and censored versions have since been publicly uploaded onto the [[https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro Internet Archive]] for all to enjoy.

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* {{Transsexual}}: In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a transgender woman, and not a DragQueen as sometimes believed.

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* {{Transsexual}}: {{Transgender}}: In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a transgender woman, and not a DragQueen as sometimes believed.


Believed to be the earliest LGBT video game, ''Caper in the Castro'' was released in 1989 by C.M. Ralph as "charityware" with the request that the player donate to an AIDS foundation as repayment. Played worldwide yet commercially published only as a censored, hetero version "Murder on Main Street", this piece of gaming history seemed lost to time until 2017. Both versions have since been publicly uploaded onto the [[https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro internet archive]] for all to enjoy.

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Believed to be the earliest LGBT video game, ''Caper in the Castro'' was released in 1989 by C.M. Ralph as "charityware" with the request that the player donate to an AIDS foundation as repayment. Played worldwide yet commercially published only as a censored, hetero version "Murder on Main Street", this piece of gaming history seemed lost to time until 2017. Both versions have since been publicly uploaded onto the [[https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro internet archive]] Internet Archive]] for all to enjoy.



* {{Transsexual}}: In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a trans woman, and not a DragQueen.

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* {{Transsexual}}: In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a trans transgender woman, and not a DragQueen.DragQueen as sometimes believed.


* {{Transsexual}} In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a trans woman, and not a DragQueen.

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* {{Transsexual}} {{Transsexual}}: In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a trans woman, and not a DragQueen.


As for the gameplay, it's a mostly [[PointAndClickAdventure point-and-click mystery adventure]] chock full of queer inside jokes and graphics impressive for its obscure, now dated hypercard programming.

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As for the gameplay, it's a mostly [[PointAndClickAdventure [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click mystery adventure]] chock full of queer inside jokes and graphics impressive for its obscure, now dated hypercard programming.


Believed to be the earliest LGBT video game, Caper in the Castro was released in 1989 by C.M. Ralph as "charityware" with the request that the player donate to an [=AIDs=] foundation as repayment. Played worldwide yet commercially published only as a censored, hetero version "Murder on Main Street", this piece of gaming history seemed lost to time until 2017. Both versions have since been publicly uploaded onto the [[https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro internet archive]] for all to enjoy.

As for the gameplay, it's a mostly point-and-click mystery adventure chock full of queer inside jokes and graphics impressive for its obscure, now dated hypercard programming.

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Believed to be the earliest LGBT video game, Caper ''Caper in the Castro Castro'' was released in 1989 by C.M. Ralph as "charityware" with the request that the player donate to an [=AIDs=] AIDS foundation as repayment. Played worldwide yet commercially published only as a censored, hetero version "Murder on Main Street", this piece of gaming history seemed lost to time until 2017. Both versions have since been publicly uploaded onto the [[https://archive.org/details/hypercard_caper-in-the-castro internet archive]] for all to enjoy.

As for the gameplay, it's a mostly [[PointAndClickAdventure point-and-click mystery adventure adventure]] chock full of queer inside jokes and graphics impressive for its obscure, now dated hypercard programming.



* DragQueen: Tessy [=LaFemme=].
Actually, she isn't. In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy as a trans woman, and not a drag queen.



* MeaningfulName: A lesbian named [=''McDyke''=].

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* MeaningfulName: A lesbian named [=''McDyke''=].''[=McDyke=]''.



* RedHerring: There's a whole cafe named after the trope!

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* RedHerring: There's a whole cafe café named after the trope!



* {{Transsexual}} In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy [=LaFemme=] as a trans woman, and not a DragQueen.




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Actually, she isn't. In a 2014 interview with Paste Magazine, Caper creater C.M. Ralph refers to Tessy as a trans woman, and not a drag queen.


* DramaticEllipsis: Yes, there's 'three' in a row in the opening prologue.

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* DramaticEllipsis: Yes, there's 'three' '''three''' in a row in the opening prologue.



* MeaningfulName: A lesbian named [=''McDyke''=].
* OneHitPointWonder: Walk down some damaged stairs? Dead!




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* YouCantGetYeFlask: Aggravatingly though not unusual, there's a typo in the correct answer of an important {{text parser}} bit. ("shakles" instead of "shackles")


* UnderusedGameMechanic: The lighter isn't used much.

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* UnderusedGameMechanic: The lighter isn't used much.


* DragQueen: Tessy [=LaFemme=]

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* DragQueen: Tessy [=LaFemme=][=LaFemme=].



* Speedrun: The entire game can be beat in about 4 hours, reportedly.

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* Speedrun: {{Speedrun}}: The entire game can be beat in about 4 hours, reportedly.



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* Speedrun: The entire game can be beat in about 4 hours, reportedly.
* UnderusedGameMechanic: The lighter isn't used much.


* BadassGay: You play as the world famous and armed private detective Tracker McDyke.

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* BadassGay: You play as the world famous and armed private detective Tracker McDyke.[=McDyke=].

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* BadassGay: You play as the world famous and armed private detective Tracker McDyke.


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* DragQueen: Tessy [=LaFemme=]


* SecondPersonNarraration: As seen in the prologue and some of the interface.

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* SecondPersonNarraration: SecondPersonNarration: As seen in the prologue and some of the interface.

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