Skincraft is a program that allows you to tweak your characters appearance to make him or her look how you want them to. Minecraft itself doesn't have much of a customization feature, so Skincraft was created to fill that void. Even if the pixels are still a blurry mess that makes it hard to tell what your character is even wearing, it's a crucial element to an RPG game, and Skincraft delivers a fresh new way to pimp out your little crafter.
Minecraft is a game for the ages. It's popularity has risen so rapidly that it's hard to remember when the game first came out. There have been so many updates, upgrades and extensions that we've lost count. However, a new element of Minecraft's customization has appeared in the form of Skincraft, an online character customization program.
You don't really “play” Skincraft. It's not meant to be a game, but rather an online program that allows you to customize your Minecraft character. You can do anything from changing their skin color and using presets to changing each pixel individually for extra customization. There are four different areas you can customize: head, body, arms and legs. By selecting one of these, you'll be able to work on that particular part of the body, allowing you to mix and match skin tones for a patchwork effect if you want.
Backgrounds are available during the editing process to give you a clearer vision of what your character will look like in the open world. You can also adjust opacity and blur levels, as well as shades and colors. When you're done, Skincraft lets you download the file with your character on it and upload it to Minecraft. Since Skincraft is made to be compatible with Minecraft, the upload process is relatively easy. You'll be able to use your new character in Minecraft's open environment just like you would one of the game's preset characters.
When it comes down to it, Skincraft most likely provides the deepest level of customization Minecraft will ever see. Those who aren't avid fans won't find much thrill in seeing blurry pixels slightly more defined, but those who have experienced the limited character presets Minecraft currently offers will be pleased with this virtual skin creator. The pixel by pixel customization feature gives you ultimate control over how your character looks, but be prepared to spend a lot of time on it. If patience isn't your style, it's best to go with one of the presets and do slight edits to get your character's skin quicker. Overall, Skincraft makes an excellent addition to the world of Minecraft.