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Computer engineer to software engineer?

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I have a degree in B.S. Computer Engineering w/ focus in networking, and after helping my little brother with his capstone project in game design at his school, I somewhat wanted to make a game of my own. Consequently, I purchased Gamemaker during Steam Sale and finished all of their tutorials, and I don't think I've slept/eaten for DAYS.

Now, I'm not suggesting that I hate my current job. I might jump into the game industry, but I'm not sure if it's a viable option or even something to consider.

At my college, I studied some computer science topics, including:

Accelerated Intro. to Programming (from the basics to objects using Java)
Data Structures and Algorithms (from arrays to hash tables using Java and C)
Game Design/Programming (from collision detection to a full game creation in Javascript)
Algorithms and ADTs (linked lists, trees, heapsort, graphs, and other sorts in Java and C)
Advanced Programming (from data abstraction to polymorphism using C++)
Operating Systems
Interactive Narrative (game theory class)

and have taken up to vector calculus, probability, and differential equations regarding math, with a full year of physics. I know Java, C/C++, and Javascript, and have made a full game in Javascript before. The only game engines I'm familiar with are Impact.js, Creation Kit, and Unity.

What else can I do to ensure that I have a good shot to shift my career to the software side of things? Do I have a chance to get into the software industry? Merci beaucoup for your opinions
Edited by Empr1ze - 1/25/13 at 5:40pm
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The game industry....maybe?

Working as a software engineer? Yes. With your background you could just apply to any entry level software engineering job, and you have a good shot of getting it. Software engineers are used everywhere.
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