Real time Multiplayer Online Game (Facebook)
Hello! I don't have any idea where to start on creating the server.
My goal is to create a real time multiplayer online game in flash that I can also put in facebook. The game would be a tower defense with maybe 2 to 4 players on it.
First, I though of creating a flash as client and java as the server.
Second, I though of creating a client using flash then php as my server.
Lastly, flash as a client and probably java or C++ as server.
If you noticed, I stick entirely on flash because of its marketing advantage.
My problems are:
1) What language to use as the server?
2) Is real time game possible in flash?
3) Do you think Facebook is a good target for earning money later?
4) Do you have any comments or suggestions?