QTads is a cross-platform multimedia interpreter for Tads (Text Adventure Development System) games. Both Tads versions in use today (Tads 2 and Tads 3) are supported. It should be easy to port to a range of platforms, including embedded devices. MIDI, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound formats are supported.
FrobTADS is a complete rewrite of the Unix console-version of TADS ("Text Adventure Development System"). It uses curses (or ncurses) and provides an interpreter to play games developed with TADS as well as the TADS 2 and 3 development tools. It adds support for a number of relatively recent user interface features including full support for text and background colors, TADS 3 banner windows, and timed input. It's also much more portable and more easily maintainable, as it's built to modern Unix standards.
Humm and Strumm is a 3D adventure game in which two players must collaboratively solve puzzles and fight enemies in order to stop the evil Dr. Geoff from taking over the world. Humm and Strumm is set in a psychedelic fairytale world, with lands such as a giant cupcake and a musical forest. The main characters, Humm and Strumm, are armed with yo-yos for weapons. Humm and Strumm has two modes of play: Adventure Mode, in which two players fight Dr. Geoff, and Tag Mode, in which up to eight players play a game of tag using their characters' weapons.
advent4 is a port of the original Colossal Cave text adventure to Unix. It should work without any change on HP-UX, Sun Solaris, *BSD, and GNU/Linux systems. The actual license of this program is unknown, although most people agree that it is likely to be considered to be under the public domain.