Thanks for all the replies,
There's a lot to chew from Mr. Sloper's FAQ's. It's amazing to have such a valuable resource in these forums. The "Location" section really caught me by surprise: Very rarely do employers say "local candidates preferred".
I'm going to wind down my travelling to focus on polishing my second game, website, etc. By the way, that gameplay video is at:
One thing that's difficult in my approach is that I'm making simple designs that I can code and complete myself. There are no Excel spreadsheets, game economies to balance, or that much graphic or UI design. The very things that employers look for in a designer.
Oh and ZackRibbe, what's the address for your portfolio?