Originally Posted by Zileas
If you have a bunch of game work you've done in your spare time and can demonstrate is really good, it's quite possible. But entry level for international candidates is more challenging unless you fit really well in a discipline, such as engineering or art.
Also a "code portfolio" website is a great idea to demonstrate projects you've done through the internet. I have one, but I'm not showing it off just yet
@OP: You say you dabble in a few languages.. how well? Are you familiar with any graphics libraries?