Gargoyle allows you to play almost every kind of interactive fiction under the sun. It’s a little tricky to get running since there is no package for it under Karmic for amd64. (But if you’re running 32 bit Karmic go here for the 32 bit package).
First download the Gargoyle source code from the Gargoyle repo. As of this posting the current version is gargoyle-2009-08-25-sources.zip.
Unzip the file to a directory.
Now get the dependencies:
sudo apt-get install jam libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libgtk2.0-dev libfreetype6-dev libpng12-dev
And finally compile:
You’ll find the executable under the build/dist directory. The INSTALL text file has more details. Happy IF’ing!