Nathan Adams

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Nathan Adams
Real name

Nathan Adams

Date of birth

July 23, 1991 (age 29)[1]


Technical Director[2]




Known for


Wiki name

Dinnerbone-gpuser[note 1]

Reddit name


Twitter name


GitHub profile


Bug tracker profile


Minecraft names


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[7][8]

Nathan 'Dinnerbone' Adams is a technical director at Mojang Studios who worked on Java and Bedrock editions,[9] and its launcher. A member of the Bukkit team, Adams was hired by Mojang on February 28, 2012 to develop the mod API.[10][11] His first day at the Mojang office was March 27, 2012,[12] shortly before the first development snapshots for version Java Edition 1.3.1.

A common trope attributed to Dinnerbone is that he is commonly displayed as being upside-down.[13][14] His Twitter avatar is flipped[15] and his user model, as well as any mob named "Dinnerbone", is rendered upside-down.[14]

In October 2015, he announced that he would be "taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months."[16] Later, in February 2016, he further elaborated that though he would continue on other projects at Mojang, he had left the Minecraft team.[17][18] During this time, he worked on the 2017 native launcher. On February 6, 2017, Dinnerbone confirmed he had rejoined the Minecraft team.[19]


Nathan Adams is originally from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.[20] He says he learned programming through creating MSN bots at age 10.[6][21] After finishing secondary school, Dinnerbone was rejected from college,[22] 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.[23] Aleksandra Zajac (MissMarzenia) is his fiancée.[24] He announced on August 24, 2016 that he and Aleksandra were expecting a baby boy.[25][26] The baby was later born on October 2, 2016.[27]


  • Dinnerbone is red-green colorblind, the most common type of colorblindness.[20][28]
  • Dinnerbone's username is a tribute to an old friend of his named Teabone (T-bone).[20][29]
  • Dinnerbone's favorite color is blue, his favorite foods are lasagna and pizza,[20] and his "guilty pleasure" is milkshakes.[30]
  • Dinnerbone hates fish[31] and ketchup.[30]
  • Dinnerbone does not drink alcohol.[32]
  • If the player names any mob with a name tag with the name "Dinnerbone", the mob flips upside down. This naturally extends to himself. A similar effect is applied when naming a mob "Grumm".
  • Dinnerbone can sometimes be found on Mindcrack with other famous YouTubers.
  • Dinnerbone was a member of the popular Hermitcraft server during its early days.
  • In Minecraft's Java and Bedrock Editions, the player can change their username in the settings, if the player changes their username to "Dinnerbone" their character is upside down.



  1. Nathan's Minecraft wiki name automatically changed from "Dinnerbone" to "Dinnerbone-gpuser" during the Fandom account merge.


  1. Special:Diff/454363
  5. "Achievement get: First person to have multiple Minecraft games on his Mojang account.…"@Dinnerbone, July 16, 2013
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  7. Special:Diff/329409
  8. "Learned how to edit the Minecraft wiki. Am I doing it right?"@Marc_IRL, June 18, 2012
  12. "Arrived at Mojang HQ and did the awkward handshake dance with @notch and some other mojangsters"@Dinnerbone, March 7, 2012
  13. 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, September 30, 2012
  14. a b
  15. "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, September 13, 2013
  16. "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, October 15, 2015
  17. "@half_decent I don't work on Minecraft anymore :)"@Dinnerbone, February 19, 2016
  19. "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
  20. a b c d
  24. "@Evangeder @KebabuTurka My fiancee, @MissMarzenia, is polish :)"@Dinnerbone, May 7, 2013
  25. "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
  26. "(It's gonna be a boy. If it were a girl, it'd be "Wednesday Adams" no question.)"@Dinnerbone, August 24, 2016
  29. "@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, September 19, 2012
  30. a b "My guilty pleasure is milkshakes. I love milkshakes. Today I went to go get a nice strawberry milkshake at this new place that opened near me. They accidentally used ketchup instead of strawberry jam and oh my gosh do I hate ketchup. What a mistake to make! 🤢"@Dinnerbone, December 1, 2018
  31. "@PoiPoiChen Just minecraft fishing mechanic. Not real fishing! I hate fish. :("@Dinnerbone, August 4, 2013
  32. "@DisBeJosh I don't drink. :("@Dinnerbone, February 22, 2014