Sociable Tetris 360 on i-m-Tube

2008 Academic, Artworks, Creative, Game

"i-m-Tube" is knows as the world’s first curved-surface FTIR multi-touch display, and we developed an indiegame on it, which was called "Wetris: The Sociable Tetris 360". The installation and the game has won several tech-art, indiegame prize from local to global, and published in ACM Multimedia 2009.

Sociable Tetris 360, is a collaborative Tetris game played by finger touch. The game is projected onto a cylindrical display called- “i-m-Tube” and has multi-touch functionality. The system is the world’s first curved-surface FTIR multi-touch system at that time.

IndieCade Festival 2008 / Selected Award (US)

ACER Longterm Award / 3rd Prize (TW)

KT Digital Art Award 2008 / Silver Prize (TW)

The 3rd Digital Art Awards Taipei / Selected Award (TW)

i-m-Tube: an interactive multi-resolution tubular display / ACM Multimedia 2009

My Role in this project –

Program Support, Interaction Design, Game Design, Co-Author & Co-Director

Sociable Tetris 360 __ Past Selections __ IndieCade - International Festival of Independent Games


a tubular interface, the i-m-Tube, which provides convenient user interaction with multimedia content by multi-touch input and multi-resolution display. With its tubular surface, the i-m-Tube is suitable for displaying panoramic image content like the Chinese scroll painting “Along the River During the Ch’ingming Festival” which has been regarded as a national treasure and widely known by its extraordinary width and its various details.

The strength of our system is that it is not just suitable for displaying panoramic content, but also possible to create an intuitive and natural context for user interaction with multimedia content displayed on the i-m-Tube by multi-finger touch. It also provides a high resolution area on demand, which is projected by a steerable projector in a Full-HD resolution.We have developed our system as an interface which can be applied adaptively to different applications, having the features of multi-touch and multi-resolution interactivity on a tubular display.

In this work, we have implemented several prototypes designed for different applications, like “Tetris360” aiming on co-op arcade gaming, and “Panoramic Cover Flow” for interactive digital signage, to show the capabilities and opportunities of the i-m-Tube display system. With our preliminary experiments on the i-m-Tube, it is exciting to see the potential of the i-m-Tube as a new interface for people to meet the interactive multimedia touch in this generation.


Honored by


IndieCade Festival 2008 / Selected Award (US)

IndieCade, an independent-focused game festival in US. This project is the first and the only Taiwan project which wins the IndieCade award.

ACER Longterm Award / 3rd Prize (TW)

ACER Longterm Award is one of the largest tech-award in Taiwan. The total prize is over USD$100,000  and I am the team leader at 2008 made my team win the Third Prize of ACER Longterm Award, the grant is about USD$ 20,000.

Publication Download

i-m-Tube: an Interactive Multi-resolution Tubular Display(Link)

ACM Multimedia 2010 International Conference (ACM MM 10′)

Jin-Yao Lin, Yen-Yu Chen, JU-CHUN KO, HuiShan Kao, Wei-Han Chen, Tsun-Hung Tsai, Su-Chu Hsu, Yi-Ping Hung (8 Citations)


YouTube Video 1 ] [ YouTube Video 2 ]