In the past few months, I've also been planning and implementing a strategy for a custom back-end for my company and game projects. For starters, my needs will be fairly simple, just remote basic high score
I finally took the plunge and got it working for Linux now. My server is running CentOS/Plesk, so this was important to get working. The features in Delphi include Linux server support, you can create REST servers/clients and more. Coding web services in my favorite programming language is a breeze and very satisfying. Down the road as my needs grow, I can scale up to meet the demand.