What’s Up With Vision Riders?

Sorry it took me so long to get around to this post, things have been a bit harsh lately.

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’ve already noticed that Vision Riders as a whole–including Swordmaster Odyssey–has been on hiatus lately. Here’s the deal: for the past two years Vision Riders has been my full-time job. Before that, I’d worked freelance jobs here and there when I could land them, but I wanted to see if I could make a living working on my own stuff. For now, the unfortunate answers seems to be “no”. Money that I thought I would be able to put towards Vision Riders ending up having to go elsewhere, as life has an annoying tendancy to be unpredictable, which only compounded the problems I’ve had trying to get animation going–which was the whole reason Vision Riders was started in the first place!

At the moment Vision Riders as a company, a web site, and a creative entity, teeters on the edge of non-existance. However, while I may no longer be able to devote my full time to it, I want Vision Riders to continue because I enjoy it, even if I can only pursue it part-time or as a hobby. We’ll have to see how that goes. For now, Swordmaster Odyssey is set to return next week, but everything involving animation has basically been put on indefinite hold. I’ll see if I can’t get Vision Riders in the air again and will be actively looking into alternate business models, namely ones that don’t focus on animation. At least, not in the short term.