This is Giles, he’s the latest playable character in Concrete Jungle:
Giles is a farmer who enjoys punk music and home made cider! His play style is focused around building large rural blocks and farms. Unlike all the other characters, Giles can quite happily be competitive without leveling up his tech, instead making the most of the rural card buffing abilities. The general tactic with this character is to build your deck around the rural class cards (those farmland cards finally are useful!)
The other half is skill tree is based around Giles’ anti-establishment sentiment. These skills are mostly geared towards play in versus mode, and feature various ways to screw over your opponent. Examples include a ‘Dive bar’ that gives -1 to a random opponent’s house, a ‘steal points’ card and the infamous ‘demolition’ card.
Being the only British character in the game, he also has access to the skill ‘British Weather’ that causes all positive area effects to be nullified for the next 10 placements.
To counter all these negative-influence abilities, Giles also gets access to an ‘invert score’ card which can be used to immediately turn a negative score into a positive one or vice versa.
I hope you enjoy playing the game as Giles- he’s very possibly my favourite character so far.
Regarding the beta- it’s still on track for next month. Right now I’m aiming for mid way through the month, so that I have time to eliminate the most prominent bugs (alpha testing in happening right now). I’ll post more details in next week’s update about what to expect.
I’ll leave you with the latest top picks from the building roster.