Nathan Adams

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Nathan Adams
Real name

Nathan Adams

Date of birth

July 23, 1991 (age 28)[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[6][7]

Nathan 'Dinnerbone' Adams is a game developer at Mojang AB who worked on Java Edition, Bedrock Edition,[8] and its launcher. A member of the Bukkit team, Adams was hired by Mojang on February 28, 2012 to develop the mod API.[9][10] His first day at the Mojang office was March 27, 2012,[11] 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.[12][13] His Twitter avatar is flipped[14] and his user model, as well as any mob named "Dinnerbone", will be rendered upside-down.[13]

In October 2015, he announced that he would be "taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months."[15] Later, in February 2016, he further elaborated that though he would continue on other projects at Mojang, he had left the Minecraft team.[16][17] During this time, he worked on the 2017 native launcher. On February 6, 2017, Dinnerbone confirmed he had rejoined the Minecraft team.[18]


Nathan Adams is originally from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.[19] He says he learned programming through creating MSN bots at age 10.[5][20] After finishing secondary school, Dinnerbone was rejected from college,[21] 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.[22] Aleksandra Zajac (MissMarzenia) is his fiancée.[23] He announced on August 24, 2016 that he and Aleksandra were expecting a baby boy.[24][25] The baby was later born on October 2, 2016.[26]


  • Dinnerbone is red-green colorblind, the most common type of colorblindness.[19][27]
  • Dinnerbone's username is a tribute to an old friend of his named Teabone (T-bone).[19][28]
  • Dinnerbone's favorite color is blue, his favorite foods are lasagna and pizza,[19] and his "guilty pleasure" is milkshakes.[29]
  • Dinnerbone hates fish[30] and ketchup.[29]
  • Dinnerbone does not drink alcohol.[31]
  • If the player names any mob with a name tag with the name "Dinnerbone", the mob will flip 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.



  1. Special:Diff/454363
  4. "Achievement get: First person to have multiple Minecraft games on his Mojang account.…"@Dinnerbone, July 16, 2013
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  7. "Learned how to edit the Minecraft wiki. Am I doing it right?"@Marc_IRL, June 18, 2012
  11. "Arrived at Mojang HQ and did the awkward handshake dance with @notch and some other mojangsters"@Dinnerbone, March 7, 2012
  12. 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
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  14. "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
  15. "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
  16. "@half_decent I don't work on Minecraft anymore :)"@Dinnerbone, February 19, 2016
  18. "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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  23. "@Evangeder @KebabuTurka My fiancee, @MissMarzenia, is polish :)"@Dinnerbone, May 7, 2013
  24. "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
  25. "(It's gonna be a boy. If it were a girl, it'd be "Wednesday Adams" no question.)"@Dinnerbone, August 24, 2016
  28. "@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
  29. 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
  30. "@PoiPoiChen Just minecraft fishing mechanic. Not real fishing! I hate fish. :("@Dinnerbone, August 4, 2013
  31. "@DisBeJosh I don't drink. :("@Dinnerbone, February 22, 2014