I have a very simple and boring puzzle game up and running but that's just the start of the project. My real goal is to come up with some basic web services that can serve resources up to small puzzle games to allow them to be "skinned" or "themed" at run time. Web games are by definition always on the web so why not use that connection for something? Combining a web service like this with a bunch of small games that use the API and you have a suite of games that can morph and change based on a given holiday, theme of the week or even advertiser.
Unfortunately for me I have never coded up a web service so today there was a trip to half price books, a local used book store, to get my hands on some books that will show me how.