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Information Page: The Vision Factory Bundle Disc
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
The Vision Factory Bundle DiscHub, Free Record ShopSPC, Codim1994Demo Compilation-not tested

Menu Screen
Catalogue Numbers:
N/A (Dutch)
Box Art:
Dutch Picture CD
Game Facts: Although not a commercial release in itself, The Vision Factory Bundle Disc is worth special mention. As a demo compilation the disk featured Dimo's Quest, Steel Machine, The Apprentice and also Accelerator a good three years before it was eventually released! Also known as the Free Gold Club Disc it was available as a covermount from the Dutch CD-i Magazine Issue 1 published in October 1994 through HUB and part of a promotional effort from the Free Record Shop a chainstore based in the Netherlands. The disk stands as one of the few examples of the SPC Vision and Codim label used together on a single piece of software for the short lived partnership between the two companies. Besides the fact that this is one of only two true demo disks ever produced for CD-i games (the other being the Micro Machines demo), another peculiarity was the use of mugshots for the credits. Giving photos and attached notes for most of The Vision Factory Crew with typical SPC Vision humour, these have been captured and posted in the below credits boxout.

From the Disc

Most CD-i Games have "Abstract", "Bibliographic" and "Copyright" details on the softwares disc itself, any interesting information in these files can be found below.

Abstract: The Vision Factory Bundle Disc 1.04

    The Bundle Disc contains the following:

    ~ 5 Level demo of Dimo's Quest
    ~ 1 Level demo of Steel Machine
    ~ 1 Level demo of The Apprentice
    ~ 1 Level demo of Accelerator

Bibliographic: The Vision Factory Bundle Disc

    The following people were responsible:

    Joris de Man: music: Dimo's Quest, Factory leader
    Niklas Malmqvist: graphics: Steel Machine, Menu
    Tim Moss: code: The Apprentice
    Stefan Posthuma: code: Steel Machine
    Luke Verhulst: graphics: The Apprentice, Dimo's Quest
    Arjen Wagenaar: code: Dimo's Quest, Factory Leader, Bundle Disc

Copyright: Copyright The Vision Factory 1994

Screenshots: Most of the demos were fair representations of the finished commercially released games although some differences were evident. One example includes a darker colour palette used in the first level of The Apprentice also lacking any sound effects. The inclusion of Luke's Manga inspired imagery still litters the level!

The Vision Factory Free Record Shop Bundle Disk Menu Screen Dimo's Quest Promotion Screen Accelerator Promotion Screen The Apprentice Promotion Screen Steel Machine Promotion Screen

Credits: Finally a face can be put to the names of The Vision Factory crew!

Arjen Wagenaar, Credit 1 Arjen Wagenaar, Credit 2 Joris De Man, Credit 1 Joris De Man, Credit 2 Lex Greve, Credit 1 Luc Rooijakkers, Credit 1 Luc Rooijakkers, Credit 2 Luke S. Verhulst, Credit 1 Luke S. Verhulst, Credit 2 Nik Malmqvist, Credit 1 Nik Malmqvist, Credit 2 Rob Hormann, Credit 1 Rob Hormann, Credit 2 Stefan Posthuma, Credit 1 Stefan Posthuma, Credit 2 Tim Moss, Credit 1 Tim Moss, Credit 2 Copyright Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

European Release: This game was distributed in a regular CD jewel case with a golden CD-i impression on the top left front of the spine.

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