To be honest, I’ve only played the first Deadspace, and only for a few hours. However, that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the excellence that is this Isaac Clarke skin!
One of my most important criteria for judging a fan skin is its accuracy to the original character (or, if applicable, specific artwork). In this case, user algkotten has done a fantastic job of recreating Isaac Clarke in Minecraft’s world:
Luminescence is something that is difficult to achieve in pixel art, at least in my experience. The lights on this suit of armor appear to glow brightly thanks to the surrounding contrast of heavy dark tones. Nothing about this skin strikes me as odd or incomplete; it is well shaded and has a good amount of detail.
For Deadspace fans, this is an epic skin that will serve you well in your adventures through the world of Minecraft. For non-fans of the series, this skin could act as an awesome space suit or robot skin. All around, it is a job well done!
Installing the Skin
For online play, skins can be installed by simply uploading the file to your profile on Minecraft.net. Skins posted on certain websites can be uploaded directly from their page, including this one; click on the button on the right-hand side labeled “change my skin” to be taken directly to the appropriate page.
For offline play only, the process is similar to installing mods:
Download the skin’s .png file;
Hold Windows key and press R to bring up the Run… dialog, or go to Start > Run.
Type %appdata% and press enter, then navigate to roaming/.minecraft/versions.
Open the folder containing the version you use for offline play and view the .jar file using WinRAR.
Create a backup of the meta.inf file contained inside the .jar and store it in a separate folder.
Navigate within the .jar file to assets/minecraft/textures/entity.
Rename the image file titled “steve” to anything else (such as steve_backup).
Change the name of your skin’s .png file to steve.png and insert it here.
Always keep any files that will be affected by a skin or mod backed up, just in case anything goes wrong.