So my young daughter has been want me to help her write her a computer came.. It’s been something talked about on an off.
So someone mentioned this cross platform game development environment called monkeyX.. http://www.monkeycoder.co.nz/
I installed but apparently you need to do some stuff to get it working in Linux http://www.monkeycoder.co.nz/Community/posts.php?topic=7600&post=74490
Hmm.. This worked without too much pain.