A new investor has brought Bastion Studios back to life:
Bastion 2.0 is born, with a new investor. There will be quite a lot of changes, but it can only be for the good of Ex illis! We will be finalizing our battle plans and we will come back to you on thursday about what will be Bastion 2.0 (source)
This is good news for people who have previously bought Ex-Illis, since Bastion’s servers were in danger of being shut off, at which point these people would have been left with miniatures but no game: all of the rules and game play for Ex Illis are managed online through the central servers.
I hope their new business model protects against this possibility occurring again: you don’t want to go all DRM music server on your customers.