Im researhing some flash server options for my game. Ive looked into ElectroServer as it was created for games. Does anyone have exp. w/ both? Which is faster? XML sockets for the RTMP? Whats everyone using?
In general, both are great technologies for games. It just depends on how much money you want to spend, and how comfortable you are with either. Both have a fair learning curve. XML sockets have the advantage of being around a lot longer, so there is a lot more info/tutorials/etc to get you going.
If you decide to use FCS for the game, post up your progress/questions here! I'd love to help out with what sounds like a pretty fun project.
Also, if you haven't already, check out Unity. It's another fairly priced socket server. They have a nice writeup comparing flashcom to xml: