Someone with basic knowledge (worked for a mod, programming, graphic, sound Design...)
but who hasn't finished a single real project.
Minimum knowledge: one of the skills above.
- RPG Maker: allow to create RPG.
This time the aim is not to build an RPGMaker game, but to add your touch.
(Remaking some graphics, some music, some script or changing the game mechanism)
-Paint.net: drawing tool for pixel art
-Gimp: drawing tool for vector art
- Audacity: Editing tool for music
- Virtual Dub: tool to edit video.
Work well with audacity to make video with music
-Flash: tool/engine to make movie or game.
Never use it, so I don't have more information.
- Unity : Popular game engine
Basic version (free)
I you have more information.
Just write it in the comments, I will update.