Top five tools to get started with making games

This is to be my next techy mission, time to put some thought into game content:
top five tools to make games

This article could be a good barometer to forecast my success 🙂
hackathon – make a game without code experience

And here’s the 2d project guide… looks like I may have to use Win7 for this, although I’ll give Wine and Virtual Box a try first