So you're a wizard who lives on an itty-bitty little planet and you like to build massive towers in your spare time, you say? Well, we all need our hobbies. In Tiny Wizard, an inventive little arcade shooter by Hannes Rahm for the recent Ludum Dare 23 competition, your lovely castle has been invaded by all manner of ghosts and ghouls and if you want to see peace again, you'll need to conjure up all your best magical powers (and your snazziest wizard hats) to beat them back.
Move using the [WASD] keys and attack using the [left] mouse button. Press [spacebar] to cast a special magic attack and [F] to lob bombs. Finally, use [tab] or ,, to switch between different wizard hats, which each hold unique abilities. Though the game advertises itself as "tiny," really it's huge. There's no level cap and all floors are randomly generated, making it infinitely long in theory, though many will find it quite challenging by level 10. There's also no save function or pause in Tiny Wizard, which will make it hard to play for more than a few minutes at a time, but considering that it was made in under 48 hours, it's quite an achievement, and some great silly, shoot-y fun.