Partnered with Virtual Toys, Streamline Studios' Xbox Live Arcade game, Hoop World, is still very much alive and kicking. Only at GDC this year, there was little to show. The developer has been in pre-production from December until now and the company's dodgeball kung-fu game (that's how they describe it) is still getting its virtual s$%#t together.
One of its issues was simply its look and feel. To solve this issue, Streamline is re-doing its animations. Last time they showed the game, at GDC 2006, the original animations and design were too cartoony, explained David Lee, the company's new CHO. "Now they're quick, athletic and playable."