Caper in the Castro: An Interactive Gayming Event
Caper in the Castro: An Interactive Gayming Event, on June 26, at 3PM PT/6PM ET.
Caper in the Castro is considered the first-ever LGBTQ video gayme. Created in 1989 by C.M. Ralph, CITC is a text-based mystery set in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood. Private Investigator Tracker McDyke, must find and rescue drag queen Tessy LaFemme before it’s too late.
Dubbed “charityware,” by Ralph, CITC was free with the request that folks who enjoyed the gayme donate to an AIDS charity of their choice. Ralph later renamed and recoded CITC for mainstream as Murder on Main Street.
Join us and together over Zoom, we’ll play as Tracker McDyke, exploring the Castro for clues to rescue Tessy LaFemme. As we play we’ll learn historical facts about gaming, the AIDS epidemic, reproductive rights, and the 1980s. No controllers or game consoles needed. Q&A with the designer, C.M. Ralph.