I decided to stand up a simple server with a NoSQL solution behind it. This was very simple. I used tutorials from the Node.js site as well as a few from w3schools. Before I knew it I was sending my metric data from my dungeon platform game to a server that captured the metrics and shoved ’em in a collection.
I still need to do something with the data but I’m making progress again. The next step is to handle some auth (or a simple challenge for the client / server) and some input validation to ensure what I’m reading is meant for the service. I also haven’t quite worked out how to gather the data out of mongo and make it useful but there’s always something else to work on.