Which protagonist of the video game series derives its name from famous sci-fi writers
Super Mario Bros.
Answer: Dead Space
The Dead Space gaming franchise is a horror / survival theme that revolves around the third person from the third room. The franchise focuses on a ship's system engineer stranded on a mining spaceship infested by a deadly alien enemy who has put the crew into an undead shape, referred to in the game as "necromorphs".
The engineer of the game turned into space. Survival artist is Isaac Clarke. The name is an allusion to the hard science fiction genre that preceded the series, and two of the acclaimed authors, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, who are considered to be founding fathers of the genre.
Isaac Clarke is certainly not the only space-traveling video game character who takes his name from a real person. Commander Shepard of the Mass Effect series is named after the American astronaut Alan Shepard.