Vision Factory was a German based Amiga cracking group, born in january of 1988 by previous members of World of Wonders (WOW) (source: Cracker Journal 11). Rakim and Marco Polo were the leaders of the group. In addition to their own releases they also released some cracks in cooperation with Bencor Bros and Cybertech.
Swapper advert in Cracker Journal 14 (may 1989), which also reported in its news section, "Three members of Vision Factory from Biberbach were caught by the police. They found 300 disks and 40 addresses." P.E.N.I.S. 3 (june 1989) reported "KEVIN OF VISION FACTORY WAS VISITED BY THE POLICE !! THEY FOUND 250 DISK'S WITH GAMES (NO ADDRESSES !!). HE HAS STOPPED SWAPPING !!" The group were one of the arrangers of the Alpha Flight, Vision Factory and Powerslaves Copy Party 1989 in Geffen, The Netherlands in july. Cracker Journal 15 (july 1989) reported that, "Many Paranoimia members joined Vision Factory.", while the advert section of the same issue listed an address in Kiel, Germany for contact. Adverts in Cracker Journal 16 (october 1989), listing addresses in Kelmis, Belgium for swapping and Rösrath, Germany looking for a new spreader. In the november release Blue Angel 69, Iron Lord was announced as a new member. The december release Fighter Bomber welcomed Zelnik and Superted to the group.
Swapper adverts in Cracker Journal 18 (january 1990), listing a PLK in Lübeck, Germany and an address in Wasserbillig, Luxembourg. Cracker Journal 19 (march 1990) reported "One member of Vision Factory was caught by the police. They found 11 disks and nothing else. Rumours that they are dead are not true.", and the magazine further had swapper adverts listing a PLK in Kiel, Germany and a postbox in Kelmis, Belgium. German cracker FFC (with his board Caesar's Palace) joined briefly from Tarkus Team in april of 1990, but moved on to help form Skid Row in july. They ceased existence in october or november of 1990 after losing several important members.
After their death, they were briefly reborn in 1991 both on the Amiga and the pc. Leisure Suit Larry 5 Cracktro (september 1991) came with a text file called XPC&VF.MEM listing Rakim, Onyx, Eldar, Marco Polo, Fred, Whiteheat and Kilroy as members of the pc section. R.A.W 1 (november 1991) reported that Zodiac and Hi-Lite had left Sanity for Vision Factory.
R.A.W 2 (february 1992) reported that Zephyr had left Amaze for Vision Factory.