Nathan Adams

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Nathan Adams
Real name

Nathan Adams

Date of birth

July 23, 1991 (age 26)[1]


Game developer




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Dinnerbone is a super nice guy, and adds lots of fancy features to Minecraft. He wears ribbons in his hair, and smells of rich mahogany and leather-bound books. He is the co-president of the country of Bonerstan, along with Marc. If you kill him in Minecraft, he drops a kitten. Correction: he gently sets down a kitten, because why would he ever DROP a kitten? He's way too nice for that.
Marc Watson[4][5]

Nathan 'Dinnerbone' Adams is a game developer at Mojang AB who worked on Java Edition, Bedrock Edition,[6] and its launcher. A member of the Bukkit team, Adams was hired by Mojang on 28 February 2012 to develop the mod API.[7][8] His first day at the Mojang office was 27 March 2012,[9] shortly before the first development snapshots for version 1.3.1.

A common trope attributed to Dinnerbone is that he is commonly displayed as being upside-down.[10][11] His Twitter avatar is flipped[12] and his user model, as well as any mob named "Dinnerbone", will be rendered upside-down.[11]

In October 2015 he announced that he would be "taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months."[13] Later, in February 2016, he further elaborated that though he would continue on other projects at Mojang, he had left the Minecraft team.[14][15] During this time, he worked on the 2017 native launcher. On February 6, 2017, Dinnerbone confirmed he had rejoined the Minecraft team.[16]


Nathan Adams is originally from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.[17] He says he learned programming through creating MSN bots at age 10.[3][18] After finishing secondary school, Dinnerbone was rejected from college,[19] so he found a job with a tiny web development company but was made redundant after a few years. Shortly after starting Bukkit, Dinnerbone was hired by Curse where he worked until joining Mojang.[20] Aleksandra Zajac (MissMarzenia) is his fiancée.[21] He announced on August 24, 2016 that he and Aleksandra were expecting a baby boy.[22][23] The baby was later born on October 2, 2016.[24]


  • Dinnerbone is red-green colorblind, the most common type of colorblindness.[17][25]
  • Dinnerbone's username is a tribute to an old friend of his named Teabone (T-bone).[17][26]
  • Dinnerbone's favorite color is blue and his favorite foods are lasagna and pizza.[17]
  • Dinnerbone hates fish.[27]
  • Dinnerbone doesn't drink alcohol.[28]
  • If you name any mob with a name tag with the name "Dinnerbone", the animal will flip upside down. This naturally extends to himself. Same logic applies for naming a mob "Grumm".
  • Dinnerbone can sometimes be found on Mindcrack with other famous youtubers.



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  2. “Achievement get: First person to have multiple Minecraft games on his Mojang account.…”@Dinnerbone, Jul 16, 2013
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  5. “Learned how to edit the Minecraft wiki. Am I doing it right?”@Marc_IRL, Jun 18, 2012
  9. “Arrived at Mojang HQ and did the awkward handshake dance with @notch and some other mojangsters”@Dinnerbone, Mar 7, 2012
  10. a b “So I'm thinking it's time for me to actually have a real Minecraft skin, and not this silly upside down one. To the pixelmakingmachine!”@Dinnerbone, Sep 30, 2012
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  12. “Things I've learned this week: Turn your avatar upside down, and you'll get lots of messages from helpful people pointing it out to you.”@Dinnerbone, Sep 13, 2013
  13. “After that I'm taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months. I will be focusing on the new launcher & other cool projects!”@Dinnerbone, Oct 15, 2015
  14. “@half_decent I don't work on Minecraft anymore :)”@Dinnerbone, Feb 19, 2016
  16. “Spent today moving desks at Mojang... Oh hey, I'm rejoining the Minecraft PC team! It's been so long, so much has changed!”@Dinnerbone, February 6, 2017
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  21. “@Evangeder @KebabuTurka My fiancee, @MissMarzenia, is polish :)”@Dinnerbone, May 7, 2013
  22. “Lots of people asking why I won't be going to Minecon. It's because I'll be too busy learning how to use these!”@Dinnerbone, August 24, 2016
  23. “(It's gonna be a boy. If it were a girl, it'd be "Wednesday Adams" no question.)”@Dinnerbone, August 24, 2016
  26. “@XxzJackozxX I once, long ago when I was new to the whole interwebs thing, knew a cool guy named Teabone. I took this name in respect to him”@Dinnerbone, Sep 19, 2012
  27. “@PoiPoiChen Just minecraft fishing mechanic. Not real fishing! I hate fish. :(”@Dinnerbone, Aug 4 2013
  28. “@DisBeJosh I don't drink. :(”@Dinnerbone, Feb 22, 2014

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