I'm a computer engineering student who just received a spot at a small start up looking to developing puzzle games for the web.
The criteria I have are as follows
-The website will implement a database of some sort to keep track of user accounts, scores, and puzzle layouts
-The website will implement user accounts
-The website will feature numerous puzzle games to play with 2D graphics
As for how I would like to develop the first game I've been evaluating a few options.
Things I do not know too much about... Ajax, NewSQL (apparently better for scalability although I do not imagine that a puzzle website will ever require quite the computer intensive resources that google or facebook require), and anything I didn't really mention here.
How feasible is it to use Perl for web application? I know a little Perl as well and always enjoy programming with it. I do know its possible to develop web applications with Perl.
Finally, I do believe that it would be possible to develop some of these puzzles with HTML5 and CSS3 but support would certainly be an issue at that point. If anyone has any tips for learning how to develop graphics with CSS3 that would be appreciated.
If you didn't want to read that whole diatribe
For a small start up developing simple puzzle games with 2D graphics what is the best solution to employ to be able to integrate a database that keeps track of users statistics?
Thanks a lot,