I have made a few ios utility and productivity apps, so I have now I have decided to branch out a little more and create an ios game. However, after a decent amount of Googling I cannot decide which 2D game engine to use. I am wondering what is the new 2D popular ios game engine that everyone is using. I have narrowed the search down to two engines Sprite Kit and Cocos2D. Sprite Kit seems newer and is basically Apple's versions of Sprite Kit, but Cocos2D has an amazing community. So, it is hard for me to decide. By any chance does anyone know if Candy Crush uses their own engine, and what engines games like Flappy Bird and Don't Touch the white Tile uses? (I'm guessing Sprite Kit) Just to give you guys a reference about what I will be doing, I will start by making a simple game, kind of like a doodle jump game, but more complex.
Thanks for the help.