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The main menu of Minecraft: Java Edition with random splash text.

Splash texts are the yellow lines of text on the title screen. They are randomly chosen from the list below and often feature references to popular culture (e.g. websites, quotes and video games). In the Java Edition, the splashes are defined in a plain-text file within minecraft.jar (.minecraft/versions/version/version.jar/assets/minecraft/texts/splashes.txt). In Bedrock Edition, the splashes are defined in a .json file. The splash pulsates on the title screen at a frequency of 2 Hz (120 BPM).

Splash texts are not translated and appear the same regardless of the language setting chosen.

Splashes can be edited using a resource pack by editing the splashes.txt file.

Complete list of splashes[edit]

#[N 1] Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
185 ...! Alpha v1.0.14
304 .party()! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
<playername> IS YOU This splash is currently the only splash that does not exist in the splashes.txt file. 1.14 (19w12a)
120 1% sugar! "Sugar-free" is frequently used in food-related advertisements and packaging. Before Minecraft 1.9, this splash read "0% sugar!". Alpha v1.0.0
3 100% pure! A reference to some juices which use "100% pure" or a variant thereof as a selling point.[1] Indev
386 10 years of Mining and Crafting! Added on Minecraft’s tenth anniversary. 1.14.1
53 12 herbs and spices! A parody of KFC's secret chicken flavoring recipe containing 11 herbs and spices. Indev
179 12345 is a bad password! 12345 is an easily guessable password. Alpha v1.0.14
279 150 bpm for 400000 minutes! This is a reference to pregnancy: 400,000 minutes is approximately 9 months and 150 BPM is the average fetal heart rate. 1.0.0 (RC1)
121 150% hyperbole! A hyperbole is an exaggeration used to generate emphasis or humor. 150% is, naturally, an exaggeration. Alpha v1.0.0
128 20 GOTO 10! Refers to BASIC. When executed, this line would create an infinite loop, continuously re-executing whatever instruction was on line 10 (usually a PRINT statement). Alpha v1.0.0
133 4815162342 lines of code! 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 are The Numbers that appear all over the television series Lost. Alpha v1.0.0
51 90% bug free! Indev
230 90210! 90210 is famous for being the ZIP Code for Beverly Hills, California. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
134 A skeleton popped out! Alpha v1.0.0
360 Absolutely fixed relatively broken coordinates Changelog in blog post for snapshot 16w20a contains puns about fixing broken absolute and relative coordinates. 1.10 (16w21b)
55 Absolutely no memes! Indev
274 Afraid of the big, black bat! A quote from The Riddler in the film Batman Forever: "Riddle me this, riddle me that, who's afraid of the big, black bat?" Also, could be a reference to the ender dragon. 1.0 (RC1)
77 Age of Wonders is better! Age of Wonders is a PC turn-based strategy game. Indev
375 Ahhhhhh! 1.14 (19w13a)
95 All inclusive! Indev
103 All is full of love! "All Is Full of Love" is a song by Icelandic singer Björk. Alpha v1.0.0
370 All rumors are true! Reference to a tweet by Michael Stoyke teasing the 18w20a snapshot. 1.13 (18w20b)
214 "Almost never" is an interesting concept! Possible reference to the inverse of the mathematical concept of "almost surely". Beta 1.0
241 Also try Braid! Braid is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on time manipulation. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
239 Also try Limbo! Limbo is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on avoiding ingenious traps. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
236 Also try Mount And Blade! Mount&Blade is a medieval-themed RPG for Microsoft Windows. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
240 Also try Pixeljunk Shooter! PixelJunk Shooter is a 2D shooter for only the PlayStation 3. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
237 Also try Project Zomboid! Project Zomboid is a zombie apocalypse-themed game. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
234 Also try Super Meat Boy! Super Meat Boy is a 2D platformer game based on very difficult levels. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
235 Also try Terraria! Terraria is a 2D platformer game with a similar premise to Minecraft. Terraria features title messages similar to splashes; one of the messages reads "Also try Minecraft!". Beta 1.8 (pre1)
233 Also try VVVVVV! VVVVVV is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on gravity manipulation. Both it and Minecraft were included in the Humble Indie Bundle 3. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
238 Also try World of Goo! World of Goo is a 2D physics-based puzzle game. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
367 An illusion! What are you hiding? Reference to a World of Warcraft meme (goes together with splash 373). 1.12 (1.12-pre7)
349 Any computer is a laptop if you're brave enough! 1.8 (1.8-pre1)
206 A riddle, wrapped in a mystery! From a quote by Winston Churchill; "It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma". Beta 1.0
1 As seen on TV! A common marketing claim that is often lampooned. Indev
57 Ask your doctor! Similar to "As seen on TV", said at some point in almost every pharmaceutical advertisement. Indev
212 "Autological" is! An autological word is a word which describes itself. Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read '"Noun" is an autonym!'. Beta 1.0
161 Autonomous! Alpha v1.0.14
45 Awesome community! Indev
384 Awesome game design right there! A reference to the video "Random Changes and Bad Game Design" by the youtuber _MethodZz_ , where he repeatedly uses this phrase while demonstrating several bugs in Java Edition 1.14. 1.14.1 (1.14.1-pre1)
2 Awesome! Indev
186 Bees, bees, bees, bees! A line from one of Weebl's works, "cup". Alpha v1.0.14
299 Bekarton guards the gate! A reference to Bekarton the Gatekeeper, a character in Jeb's game Whispers in Akarra. 1.3.1 (12w22a)
10 Best in class! A frequently-used catchphrase in car commercials. Indev
298 Big Pointy Teeth! "Big Pointy Teeth" is the name of a rabbit in Jeb's game Whispers in Akarra – this is a reference to a quote made by Tim the Enchanter from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail painting the picture of a Rabbit as a terrible beast with "nasty, big, pointy teeth!"[2] 1.3.1 (12w22a)
248 Bigger than a bread box! Refers to a question asked by Steve Allen, "Is it bigger than a breadbox?", during a game of 20 Questions on What's My Line?. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
330 Blue warrior shot the food! Refers to a line in the arcade game Gauntlet. 1.8 (14w20a)
361 Boats FTW 1.10 (16w21b)
259 Boots with the fur! Line from the song "Low" by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain. 1.0 (RC1)
243 Bread is pain! This splash has two meanings: one related to translation ("pain" is French for "bread"), and one ironic (bread in Minecraft heals the player). Beta 1.8 (pre1)
84 Bring it on! Indev
140 Bring me Ray Cokes! Alpha v1.0.0
63 Bringing home the bacon! "Bringing home the bacon" is a phrase that, similar to "breadwinner", refers to providing for a group of people or household. Indev
136 BTAF used to be good! Bob the Angry Flower is a comic strip that has been running since 1992. Alpha v1.0.0
113 Buckets of lava! A bucket may be filled with lava. Alpha v1.0.0
86 Call your mother! Indev
223 Casual gaming! Beta 1.8 (pre1)
66 Ceci n'est pas une title screen! "Ceci n'est pas une" is French for "This is not a"; the phrase refers to The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images), a painting by the Belgian René Magritte, which depicts a pipe with the sentence "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." ("This is not a pipe.") written beneath it. Indev
19 Check it out! Indev
231 Check out the far lands! The Far Lands were the "limit" of the infinite map, until Notch accidentally fixed them in Beta 1.8. Ironically, this splash was added to the game after the Far Lands were fixed. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
276 Child's play! A children's charity that organizes donations and worldwide toy drives to children's hospitals. Also, a phrase used to imply something is easy. 1.0 (RC1)
41 Classy! Indev
40 Closed source! Minecraft is currently closed-source proprietary software, meaning the source code has not been publicly released. However, Notch mentioned this could change "once sales start dying and a minimum time has passed", at which point he would "possibly release it all as public domain".[3] Indev
59 Cloud computing! Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. Indev
132 Cogito ergo sum! Latin for "I think, therefore I am". A quote from Descartes. Alpha v1.0.0
107 Collaborate and listen! Lyrics to "Ice Ice Baby" by American rapper Vanilla Ice. Alpha v1.0.0
296 Colormatic This splash is stored as "§1C§2o§3l§4o§5r§6m§7a§8t§9i§ac" in splashes.txt; the "§" and the character following are color codes that determine the color of the text following the code. 1.1 (11w50a)
71 Complex cellular automata! Both Minecraft and an earlier work of Notch's feature cellular automata; Notch has stated that he is fascinated by it. Indev
153 Consummate V's! Refers to an episode of Homestar Runner. Alpha v1.0.11
262 Conventional! 1.0.0 (RC1)
154 Cow Tools! Refers to a Far Side comic by Gary Larson. Alpha v1.0.11
34 Create! Indev
342 Cruising streets for gold! Line from the song "Americano" by "The Brian Setzer Orchestra"[4] 1.8 (14w25a)
286 Cześć Polsko! Polish for "Hello, Poland!". Before 1.3.2 Pre-release the splash was "Cześć Polska". 1.1 (11w50a)
270 Déjà vu! A déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation. 1.0.0 (RC1)
271 Déjà vu! [N 3]
350 Do it all, everything! 1.8.2
131 Do not distribute! Part of the Minecraft terms and conditions; referred to as "The one major rule" by Notch. Alpha v1.0.0
317 Do you want to join my server? Relates to people in the community asking others to join their multiplayer servers. 1.8 (14w05a)
266 Does barrel rolls! Refers to a move that can be performed by the Arwing in Star Fox games. In Star Fox 64, the humorous way in which Peppy Hare said "Do a barrel roll!" led to the creation of a meme. 1.0.0 (RC1)
264 Doesn't avoid double negatives! A double negative is where two forms of negation are used in the same sentence. This sentence itself uses double negatives. 1.0.0 (RC1)
275 Doesn't use the U-word! 1.0.0 (RC1)
253 Don't bother with the clones! Relates to the numerous "clones" of Minecraft, such as Total Miner: Forge, and perhaps an ironic reference to the fact that Minecraft conceptually is itself a "clone" of Infiniminer, and therefore clones might not be negative remakes of other games. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
301 Don't feed avocados to parrots! Avocados are poisonous to birds.
This splash was added long before the parrot mob.
1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
365 Don't feed chocolate to parrots! Chocolate is poisonous to birds.
This splash was added during the same development updates as the parrot mob.
1.12 (17w15a)
198 Don't look directly at the bugs! Alpha v1.2.0
376 Don’t worry, be happy! "Don’t Worry, Be Happy" is a song by American jazz artist Bobby McFerrin. 1.14 (19w13a)
354 doot doot "doot-doot, thank mr skeltal" is a phrase related to the skull trumpet meme. The splash was added at the time skeleton trap horses were added to the game. 1.9 (15w38b)
155 Double buffered! A common screen rendering technique that Minecraft uses. Alpha v1.0.11
39 Down with O.P.P.! Line from the song "O.P.P." by American hip hop trio "Naughty by Nature". Indev
164 DRR! DRR! DRR! Refers to the horror manga short story The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Alpha v1.0.14
36 Dungeon! Indev
229 DungeonQuest is unfair! Dungeonquest is a board game whose gameplay relies on the players creating the playing board by randomly selecting tiles and placing them on a grid. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
162 Engage! Refers to the Star Trek saying "Engage!" by Jean-Luc Picard, a signal to act on previously given orders. Alpha v1.0.14
50 Enhanced! Indev
194 Eple (original edit)! Title of a piece by Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp.
67 Euclidian! Minecraft worlds are mostly made up of one of the simplest forms of Euclidian geometry, the cube. Indev
13 Excitement! Indev
37 Exclusive! Indev
31 Exploding creepers! Reference to the beloved creeper in the game. Indev
322 Extra things! 1.8 (14w05a)
119 Falling off cliffs! Often happened accidentally before sneaking was implemented. Alpha v1.0.0
355 Falling with style! Said by Woody about Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995), "That wasn't flying, that was falling with style!". Added soon after elytra were added to the game. 1.9 (15w42a)
156 Fan fiction! Alpha v1.0.11
163 Fantasy! Alpha v1.0.14
54 Fat free! Often an advertising point on food, directed at people attempting to lose or keep from gaining weight. Indev
258 Feature packed! RC1
257 Finally complete! A reference to the fact that Minecraft has finally left Beta. While it may have been "officially released", it is (in reality) far from "complete" and continually being developed.[5] RC1
200 Finally with ladders! Ladders were added to the game in Infdev. Alpha v1.2.0
141 Finger-licking! "Finger-lickin' good" was a previous slogan of KFC. Alpha v1.0.0
8 Flashing letters! Referring to the flashing of the splash text itself. Indev
332 Flavor with no seasoning! Line from the song "Just Don't Give" by Eminem. 1.8 (14w25a)
157 Flaxkikare! A reference to Bobo, a children's comic created by Swedish cartoonist Lars Mortimer, in which the title character had a magical spyglass called the Flaxkikare, which can be translated to English as "lucky spyglass". Alpha v1.0.14
250 Fnord! Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information. Beta 1.8 Pre-release
226 Follow the train, CJ! A reference to the mission "Wrong Side Of The Tracks" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Beta 1.8 Pre-release
90 Freaky! Indev
56 Free dental! Free dental is often a talking point about a job advertisement, and is similar to "As seen on TV". Indev
278 From the streets of Södermalm! Södermalm is the district in Stockholm where the Mojang offices are located.[6] RC1
104 Full of stars! Part of a quote from Dr. David Bowman ("The thing's hollow—it goes on forever—and—oh my God—it's full of stars!") and his last line before being pulled through the monolith, from the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey (while often attributed to the film of the same name, the line doesn't actually appear on-screen until its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact). However, Minecraft is full of stars. They are square pixels on the screen that appear at nighttime. Alpha v1.0.0
281 Funk soul brother! A repeated lyric in a vocal sample in the Fatboy Slim song "The Rockafeller Skank". The sample comes from the beginning of the song "Vinyl Dog Vibe" by Vinyl Dogs. RC1
297 FUNKY LOL This splash is stored as "§kFUNKY LOL" in splashes.txt; as with the "Colormatic" splash, the "§k" is a formatting code, but instead of changing the color of the following text, the code obfuscates the text, replacing it with random, rapidly-changing characters. 1.1 (11w50a)
147 Gargamel plays it! Gargamel is the enemy of the Smurfs. Alpha v1.0.0
184 Gasp! Alpha v1.0.14
337 Getting ready to drop! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
339 Getting ready to freak! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
336 Getting ready to know! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
338 Getting ready to shock! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
335 Getting ready to show! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
340 Getting ready to speak! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
269 Ghoughpteighbteau tchoghs! "Potato chips", spelled phonetically using obscure rules of English pronunciation.[7] 1.0 (RC1)
347 /give @a hugs 64 A reference to the command /give. If minecraft:hugs were an item, this would give all players 64 hugs. 1.8 (14w26a)
176 Give us Gordon! A possible reference to Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of the Half-Life game, in which the military troops wrote "Give Us Gordon Freeman" in graffiti. Alpha v1.0.14
352 GNU Terry Pratchett Refers to the internet tribute for Terry Pratchett, where the text "X-Clacks-Overhead: GNU Terry Pratchett" is added to the headers of websites (see this article for more information). 1.8.5
380 Go to the dentist! It is often recommended for people to have dentist appointments twice a year. 1.14 (19w13a)
174 Google anlyticsed! A past-tense misspelling of Google Analytics, a service that provides statistics about visitors to a website. Alpha v1.0.14
272 Got your nose! Most likely based on an old joke where one person grabs someone's nose, then moves their hand away with their own thumb though the middle of their two first fingers. 1.0.0 (RC1)
65 GOTY! A common abbreviation for "Game of the Year". Minecraft has been nominated — and voted — Game of the Year by a number of gaming magazines and news sites. Indev
82 Guaranteed! A common marketing term. Indev
189 Haha, LOL! Alpha v1.0.14
273 Haley loves Elan! A reference to the webcomic The Order of the Stick, in which Haley Starshine has a long-concealed crush on Elan and eventually starts a relationship with him. 1.0.0 (RC1)
190 Hampsterdance! Hampster Dance is one of the oldest internet memes. Alpha v1.0.14
111 Han shot first! A contentious scene in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. In the original version of the film, Han Solo pulls out his blaster and shoots Greedo before he knows it. In the special edition, Greedo shoots and misses, followed by Han shooting him. This was one of many changes to the film that angered fans. In their plight, they adopted the phrase 'Han shot first'. Alpha v1.0.0
61 Hard to label! Indev
256 Has an ending! A reference to the The End. 1.0.0 (RC1)
100 Haunted! This splash predates the creation of Herobrine (the story of which was posted no earlier than the Alpha v1.0.16_02 update) and therefore has nothing to do with it. Alpha v1.0.0
16 Heaps of hits on YouTube! Minecraft is among the most popular topics on YouTube. Notch's channel is rarely updated, but has received over a million views, 16 million video views, and 91,394 subscribers. User-created tutorial and demonstration videos, "Let's Play" series, Machinimas and various other videos are also very common. Prior to Alpha v1.0.0(?), this read "700+ hits on YouTube!". Indev
285 Helo Cymru! Welsh for "Hello, Wales!". 1.1 (11w50a)
70 Herregud! Swedish for "Oh My God!". Indev
20 Holy cow, man! Indev
263 Homeomorphic to a 3-sphere! A "homeomorphism" is a mathematical property indicating that there is a continual topological mapping between two objects; in layman's terms, there exists a way to deform one into the other without cutting or gluing. A "3-sphere" is a sphere in 3 dimensions, or the set of points equidistant from a given center in 4-space, a higher-dimensional analog of the "2-sphere" (what we think of as an ordinary sphere.) Possibly a reference to the Poincaré Conjecture. 1.0.0 (RC1)
80 Hot tamale, hot hot tamale! Line from the Weebl song "Tamale". Indev
159 Hotter than the sun! Alpha v1.0.14
207 Huge tracts of land! A quote from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, describing the "assets" of a bride-to-be. Also, refers to the large areas of terrain present in Minecraft. Beta 1.0
312 HURNERJSGER? A reference to a comment on Reddit about villager sounds. 1.6.1 (13w23a)
308 I have a suggestion. 1.4.6
137 I miss ADOM! Ancient Domains of Mystery is a very old, but popular and unique rogue-like game, featuring a world made completely of ASCII characters for graphics, dungeons (random and infinite), and monsters, but also many (optional) storylines that help hold all the features together to stop it from becoming boring. Alpha v1.0.0
374 I need more context. 1.14 (19w13a)
292 I see your vocabulary has improved! A reference to "Lands of Lore 2", a 1997 game by Westwood Studios.[8] 1.1 (11w50a)
193 idspispopd! The no-clip command for Doom, which allows flying and passing through walls.
295 if not ok then return end This is Lua script code for exiting a function if the variable "ok" is false or nil (not initialized/not set). 1.1 (11w50a)
17 Indev! Indev was the second major version of Minecraft, after Classic. It was succeeded by Infdev. Indev
64 Indie! Minecraft was a game developed independently. Indev
213 Information wants to be free! Slogan referring to the fact that keeping information contained tends to be more difficult than allowing it to disseminate. Beta 1.0
30 Ingots! Iron and gold ingots are obtainable in the game. Indev
69 Inspirational! Indev
160 Internet enabled! This splash was added around the time when multiplayer was reintroduced to the game. Alpha v1.0.14
383 It came from space. 1.14 (19w14a)
341 It swings, it jives! Line from the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by the band Queen. 1.8 (14w25a)
21 It's a game! Minecraft is a game. Indev
11 It's finished! Prior to Minecraft 1.0.0 RC1, this read "When it's finished!". Indev
218 It's groundbreaking! Beta 1.6
9 It's here! Prior to Minecraft 1.0.0 RC1, this splash read "Coming soon!". Indev
187 Jag känner en bot! Swedish for "I know a bot". Refers to the first line of the song "Boten Anna" by the Swedish dance artist, Basshunter. Alpha v1.0.14
158 Jason! Jason! Jason! The main character of the game Heavy Rain yells "Jason!" repeatedly while looking for his son, linked to a famous glitch involving it. Also, possibly a reference to the famous Friday the 13th slasher movies, in which the background music usually includes the echoing voice of Jason's mother whispering "Jason! Jason! Jason! Kill! Kill! Kill!" Alpha v1.0.14
362 Javalicious edition Referring to the Java Edition. Also a portmanteau of "Java Edition" and "Delicious". 1.11 (16w32a)
221 Jeb has amazing hair! Referring to Mojang employee Jens Bergensten having long, red hair. Beta 1.8 (Pre-released)
205 Joel is neat! May refer to Canadian electronic music composer deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman. Beta 1.0
204 Jump up, jump up, and get down! "Jump Around" by American hip hop group "House of Pain". Beta 1.0
48 Kaaneeeedaaaa! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
28 Keyboard compatible! Minecraft is playable with a keyboard. Indev
245 Khaaaaaaaaan! A reference to the scene in The Wrath of Khan when Captain Kirk screams Khan's name. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
165 Kick it root down! Lyrics from the song "Root Down" by American hip hop band "Beastie Boys". Alpha v1.0.14
12 Kind of dragon free! It may be a possible reference to a quote from Wurm Online, wherein Notch states that "we will never add dragons". Dragons were eventually added, however. The same thing happened in Minecraft with the addition of the ender dragon in Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4. Before RC1, this splash read "Absolutely dragon free!". Indev
225 Kinda like Lemmings! Lemmings is a game which also features mining, digging and blowing things up. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
127 Kiss the sky! A reference to the lyrics from "Purple Haze" by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Alpha v1.0.0
33 l33t! Leet is a type of symbolic spelling in which letters are replaced by lookalike numbers, punctuation, other symbols, and even characters from other languages. For example, "hello" is written as "|-|3110". Indev
115 Larger than Earth! The theoretical maximum size of the map in Minecraft is roughly eight times the total surface area of the Earth. However, technical restrictions mean that the actual maximum size is much smaller, though still larger than the Earth. Alpha v1.0.0
60 Legal in Finland! May be a reference to the urban legend that Donald Duck was illegal in Finland. May also be a reference to the fact that the sale of snus (Swedish tobacco) is illegal in Finland. Indev
291 Lennart lennart = new Lennart(); "Lennart" is a Swedish variant of the name "Leonard". This is Java code (the programming language that Minecraft is written in) that creates a new instance of Lennart, named "lennart", of type "Lennart". 1.1 (11w50a)
246 Less addictive than TV Tropes! TV Tropes is very addictive. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
219 Let our battle's begin! Probably a reference to Bob the Angry Flower. Beta 1.6
123 Let's danec! A reference to a typo Notch made while working on Wurm Online. Alpha v1.0.0
227 Leveraging synergy! A common example of business speak. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
126 Lewd with two dudes with food! A line from "If You're Into It" by Flight of the Conchords. Prior to Alpha v1.0.14, this splash read "Rude with two dudes with food!". Alpha v1.0.0
7 Limited edition! A common marketing term. Indev
181 Lives in a pineapple under the sea! Part of the opening line of the theme song for the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Alpha v1.0.14
99 Livestreamed! Alpha v1.0.0
382 Look mum, I’m in a splash! 1.14 (19w13a)
215 Lots of truthiness! A reference to Stephen Colbert's favorite word "truthiness". Beta 1.3
88 Loved by millions! Indev
83 Macroscopic! Indev
255 Made by Jeb! Jeb became the lead Minecraft developer once Notch stepped down from developing it in 2011. This splash was added by Notch.[9] 1.0.0 (RC1)
22 Made in Sweden! A parody of the very well-known phrase "Made in _" (China, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, etc.), based on Mojang being centered in Sweden. Indev
344 Make me a table, a funky table! Line from the song "Funkhauser" by Hard 'n Phirm. 1.8 (14w25a)
182 MAP11 has two names! Doom II: Hell on Earth's MAP11. Alpha v1.0.14
151 Matt Damon! May refer to Team America: World Police, in which Matt Damon can only say his name. Alpha v1.0.11
4 May contain nuts! A common food allergen warning. Indev
267 Meeting expectations! 1.0.0 (RC1)
192 Menger sponge! The Menger sponge is a fractal object constructed by dividing a cube into 27 smaller cubes and removing the smaller center cube from each of the larger cube's six faces and the smaller cube in the larger cube's center, and repeating this operation for each remaining smaller cube, and then for each of the even smaller cubes, and so on. A Menger sponge can be exactly represented in Minecraft up to the fifth iteration.
249 Millions of peaches! A Possible reference to the "The Presidents of the United States of America" song Peaches, which features the line "Millions of peaches!". Beta 1.8 (pre1)
25 Minecraft! The name of the game. Indev
58 Minors welcome! A pun on the spelling of 'miners'. Indev
300 Mmmph, mmph! 1.3.1 (12w26a)
87 Monster infighting! Aggressive mobs can attack one another if the player can get one mob to accidentally attack another. Indev
353 More Digital! 1.9 (15w33a)
247 More addictive than lemonade! Beta 1.8 (pre1)
5 More polygons! Most of today's video games, including Minecraft, are visually based on polygons. Indev
14 More than 500 sold! In Indev and Infdev, this splash originally read "More than 5000 sold!". In Alpha v1.0.0, it was changed to read "More than 25000 sold!", and between Alpha v1.0.12 and Alpha v1.0.14, it was changed to the current splash, making it one of the only splashes to be changed more than once (another being #76)[verify]. Indev
98 Music by C418! All of Minecraft's music was composed by C418. Indev
290 My life for Aiur! Aiur is the homeworld of the protoss in the StarCraft video game series. The phrase is typically said by Protoss Zealots. 1.1 (11w50a)
108 Never dig down! Digging directly down is never recommended, since there could be a long drop, a dungeon, mobs or lava below the player. Alpha v1.0.0
112 Nice to meet you! Alpha v1.0.0
106 Not as cool as Spock! Spock is a very popular Star Trek character. Prior to 1.8.5, this splash read "Cooler than Spock!". Leonard Nimoy who played Spock died on February 27, 2015, one week after the release of 1.8.3 and 84 days before the text was changed in Spock’s favor. Alpha v1.0.0
110 Not linear! As Minecraft is a sandbox game, there is no actual storyline to follow; the game's appeal instead lies in emergent gameplay. Alpha v1.0.0
43 Not on steam! Steam is an online service used to distribute many Indie games, as well as Valve games. Minecraft is not sold via Steam, but only on the Minecraft website. Indev
314 Now contains 32 random daily cats! A reference to a Twitter user who sent pictures of cats to Mojang every day until stained glass was added to Minecraft. There are 32 stained glass blocks. 1.7.2 (13w41a)
68 Now in 3D! Minecraft had a 3D Anaglyph mode until 17w43a. Even though 3D Anaglyph was removed in 17w43a, the splash still exists. Additionally, Minecraft takes place in a 3D world. Indev
310 Now Java 8! Support for Java 5 was dropped in Minecraft 1.6.1. Before 1.7.2, this splash read "Almost java 6!". Before 1.12, this splash read "Now Java 6!" 1.4.6
175 Now supports åäö! These characters are not part of the standard 26-character Latin alphabet, but are used in the Swedish alphabet (many Scandinavian languages use such extended versions of the Latin alphabet). Minecraft now supports these characters in in-game input fields. Prior to (some version), this splash read "Now supports ÅÄÖ!". Alpha v1.0.14
321 Now with additional stuff! Since the release of Minecraft, there have been many updates through subsequent updates which have added new features to the game. 1.8 (14w05a)
49 Now with difficulty! Difficulty may be set to Peaceful, Easy, Normal, or Hard. Indev
309 Now with extra hugs! 1.4.6
327 Now With Multiplayer! Does not reference the similar line "Updated for multiplayer" in the mod Wedge.[10] 1.8 (14w17a)
97 NP is not in P! The P versus NP problem is widely considered the most important unsolved problem in computer science. In layman's terms, the problem asks if certain problems are inherently much more difficult than others, measured by the computation time needed to solve them. Indev
145 Octagonal! Alpha v1.0.0
44 Oh man! Indev
199 Oh, ok, Pigmen! Zombie pigmen may be found in the Nether. Alpha v1.2.0
139 OICU812! When read aloud, "Oh, I see you ate one, too." Most likely a reference to the Van Halen album "OU812", but may also be a reference to text messaging. Alpha v1.0.0
183 Omnipotent! Alpha v1.0.14
320 One day, somewhere in the future, my work will be quoted! 1.8 (14w05a)
15 One of a kind! Indev
74 OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)! Another technology used by Minecraft. Prior to 1.8 (14w06a), this read “Open GL 1.2!”. Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read "OpenGL 1.1!". Indev
268 PC gaming since 1873! The slogan of the UK-based PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun.[11] 1.0.0 (RC1)
130 Peter Griffin! Head of the family from the animated TV show Family Guy. Alpha v1.0.0
385 Ph1lza had a good run! Refers to Ph1Lza, a YouTuber who played in a Minecraft hardcore world for over five years. 1.14.1
117 Phobos anomaly! The final map of Doom's first episode. Alpha v1.0.0
387 Ping the human! 1.14.4 (1.14.4-pre3)
46 Pixels! Reference of Minecraft's texture. Indev
265 Place ALL the blocks! A snowclone meme originating from a post on the blog "Hyperbole and a Half", which contained an image with the phrase "Clean ALL the things!". 1.0.0 (RC1)
379 Plant a tree! Saplings become trees after a certain amount of time. 1.14 (19w13a)
81 Play him off, keyboard cat! Keyboard Cat is an internet meme wherein after someone makes an embarrassing mistake a cat is shown playing a keyboard, frequently accompanied by the phrase "play him off, keyboard cat". Indev
202 Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Added during the yearly LRR Desert Bus charity drive.

References Top Gear, a popular British motoring show.

Alpha v1.2.3[verify]
73 Played by cowboys! Indev
316 pls rt Shortened form of “please retweet”, in relation to Twitter. 1.8 (14w05a)
303 Plz reply to my tweet! References how people on Twitter often request for a Mojangsta to reply to their tweet, often of a bug report, feature request, or question. 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
143 Pneumatic! A word meaning "air-powered". Possibly a reference to the Aldous Huxley novel, Brave New World, in which "pneumatic" was used to denote a good thing. Alpha v1.0.0
101 Polynomial! Polynomials. Alpha v1.0.0
325 Popping tags! A reference to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop".[12] 1.8 (14w10a)
52 Pretty! Indev
307 Pretty scary! References the Pretty Scary Update. 1.4.2 (12w36a)
282 Pumpa kungen! "Pumpa kungen" is Swedish for "pump the king". It might also be interpreted as "the pumpkin king", though if so it's slightly misspelled with a very common Swedish spelling error. 1.0.0 (RC1)
254 Pumpkinhead! Pumpkins are wearable as helmets in Minecraft. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
118 Punching wood! While not strictly necessary, it is nearly impossible to start a new world without collecting wood, which, lacking tools, must be done by punching it. Alpha v1.0.0
318 Put a little fence around it! Refers to the “Catbug” episode of the YouTube series “Bravest Warriors”. 1.8 (14w05a)
306 Put that cookie down! Said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way. 1.4.2 (12w32a)
85 Random splash! Different splash texts appear randomly, just like this one. Indev
372 Rainbow turtle? 1.14 (19w13a)
244 Read more books! Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
125 Reference implementation! Refers to reference implementations. Alpha v1.0.0
166 Regional resources! Alpha v1.0.14
359 Replaced molten cheese with blood? In snapshot 16w21a, there was a graphical bug making lava appear blood-red, and when that was fixed, Searge compared lava to molten cheese and blood.[13] 1.10 (16w21b)
150 Representing Edsbyn! Edsbyn is a village in Sweden with around 4000 residents; Notch lived in Edsbyn for the first years of his life. Alpha v1.0.0
24 Reticulating splines! Refers to a running gag during loading processes in many games of The Sims and Spore series by Maxis. Indev
114 Ride the pig! Pigs can be ridden with a saddle. Alpha v1.0.0
328 Rise from your grave! Refers to the arcade game Altered Beast 1.8 (14w20a)
148 Rita is the new top dog! Refers to old Australian TV show, Prisoner. Alpha v1.0.0
358 Rule #1: it's never my fault Searge posted this on Twitter, in regards to the lava texture being blood-red in 16w21a.[14] 1.10 (16w21b)
331 Run, coward! I hunger! Refers to the arcade game Sinistar, which includes the lines "Beware, I live!," "I hunger, coward!," "Run! Run! Run!," "Beware, coward!", "I hunger!," and "Run, coward!". 1.8 (14w20a)
222 Ryan also has amazing hair! Referring to former Mojang employee Ryan Holtz having long, brown hair. 1.7.4
201 Scary! Refers to the Halloween Update. Alpha v1.2.0
105 Scientific! Alpha v1.0.0
277 See you next Friday or so! MineCon started on Friday, November 18, 2011, a little less than a week after the release of the Minecraft Java Edition 1.0.0 release candidates. 1.0.0 (RC1)
124 Seecret Friday update! Before Minecraft went Beta, updates were released weekly, every Friday. Notch called these updates "Seecret Friday updates". Alpha v1.0.0
79 Sensational! Indev
6 Sexy! Indev
363 Should not be played while driving The August 8, 2016 update[15] to the game Pokémon GO included a new warning to players traveling above a certain speed: "You're going too fast! Pokémon GO should not be played while driving." 1.11 (16w33a)
27 Singleplayer! Minecraft was, at the time, a one-player game. Indev
196 Slow acting portals! Portals to the Nether (but not the End) take a few seconds to activate, although in Creative mode, they are instant. In addition, it is satire on many claims about cleaning products i.e. "Fast acting stain remover" or "Fast acting solvent". Alpha v1.2.0
195 So fresh, so clean! "So Fresh, So Clean" is a song by American hip hop duo Outkast.
373 Something funny! 1.14 (19w13a)
368 Something's not quite right... Reference to a World of Warcraft meme (goes together with splash 372). 1.12 (1.12-pre7)
324 So sweet, like a nice bon bon! Refers to a line in the song "Body Movin'" by American hip hop group the Beastie Boys. 1.8 (14w10a)
18 Spiders everywhere! Indev
116 sqrt(-1) love you! Mathematical confession using imaginary numbers. Imaginary numbers, including sqrt(-1) are represented by the mathematical constant i, so this phrase translates to "i love you". Alpha v1.0.0
209 Stay a while, stay forever! A quote from Impossible Mission, a game for the Commodore 64. Beta 1.0
210 Stay a while and listen! A quote from Elder Deckard Cain from the Diablo series. Beta 1.0
346 Stop being reasonable, this is the Internet! Searge posted this quote on Twitter.[16] 1.8 (14w26a)
260 Stop, hammertime! A phrase from the song "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer. /stophammertime was also an example command used in the Minecraft JE 1.2.5 changelog.[17] 1.0.0 (RC1)
333 Strange, but not a stranger! Line from the song "Burning Down the House" by the band Talking Heads. 1.8 (14w25a)
144 Sublime! A term that flourished in the Romance period, used to describe a feeling of simultaneous wonder and terror at natural phenomena- quite apt for many a player's experience of the game. (Additionally, the German Romance painter Friedrich's "The Wanderer over the Sea of Fog", frequently cited as a prototypical example of the sublime in art, is the source for an in-game painting.) Alpha v1.0.0
152 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The famous song from Disney's Mary Poppins. Before Minecraft RC1, it read "Superfragilisticexpialidocious!"; Notch hinted it may have been a hidden message.[18] Alpha v1.0.11
35 Survive! Survival was once the only given objective in the game, although more objectives were added with the inclusion of Achievements. Indev
191 Switches and ores! Redstone is used to create switches, and many types of ore can be found. Alpha v1.0.14
149 SWM forever! SWM stands for "Single White Male". Alpha v1.0.0
302 Swords for everyone! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
122 Synecdoche! A synecdoche (Greek for "simultaneous understanding") is a figure of speech where an object or concept is represented by a part or subconcept. Alpha v1.0.0
343 Take an eggbeater and beat it against a skillet! Line from the song "Funkhauser" by Hard 'n Phirm. 1.8 (14w25a)
109 Take frequent breaks! A common warning found in health and safety booklets for electronic games. Alpha v1.0.0
305 Take her pillow! 1.4.2 (12w32a)
345 Take the elevator to the mezzanine! Line from the song "Super Bon Bon" by Soul Coughing. 1.8 (14w25a)
62 Technically good! Indev
280 Technologic! Title of a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. 1.0.0 (RC1)
47 Teetsuuuuoooo! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
96 Tell your friends! Indev
102 Terrestrial! Alpha v1.0.0
261 Testificates! In the Beta 1.8 and 1.9 pre-releases, all villagers had the name "TESTIFICATE" over their head. 1.0.0 (RC1)
369 Thank you for the fish! Reference to the addition of fish entities in the Update Aquatic. 1.13 (18w15a)
32 That's no moon! Famous quote from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The full quote is "That's no moon, it's a space station!". Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "That's not a moon!". Indev
315 That's Numberwang! A reference to “That Mitchell and Webb Look”, a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. 1.8 (14w02a)
242 That's super! Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
38 The bee's knees! A 1920's slang phrase of unknown etymology, though it possibly originated in Britain. Indev
216 The creeper is a spy! "The […] is a spy!" is a common phrase used in Team Fortress 2 to warn other players of enemy spies; the Spy is a class that is able to disguise as the enemy team and kill them from behind, which creepers tend to do. Beta 1.3
220 The sky is the limit! A common phrase, meaning that there are very few limits to projects. Also, no blocks can be placed above the map height, commonly referred to as the "sky" or "sky box". Beta 1.6
135 The sum of its parts! Reference to the living systems theory. Alpha v1.0.0
366 The true meaning of covfefe Reference to a tweet by US President Donald Trump whose misspelling went viral during the week of the release of 1.12. 1.12 (1.12-pre7)
142 Thematic! Alpha v1.0.0
356 There's no stopping the Trollmaso From an Oct 6, 2015 tweet by Jens Bergensten: "I didn't want a hypetrain but there's no stopping "Trollmaso", right? =) Yes, new dramatic feature, likely out in the next snapshot."
"Trollmaso" refers to the Twitter account @trollmasso, active since August 2015, whose name "Trollmasso ChiChi" was a play on former MCPE developer Tommaso Checchi. Jeb was referring to elytra in that tweet.
1.9 (15w42a)
348 This is good for Realms. Realms is a server-hosting service run by Mojang. 1.8 (14w32a)
251 This is my true form! A common cliché stock phrase usually used by villains and godly figures in works of fantasy. It is mainly employed at the final battle of the game. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
228 This message will never appear on the splash screen, isn't that weird? This is the first splash that doesn't end with an exclamation point (!), other than the special "missingno" splash. As its name implies, it will not be displayed ingame. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
188 This text is hard to read if you play the game at the default resolution, but at 1080p it's fine! The splash text scales to fit, making this particular splash difficult to read at lower resolutions. Alpha v1.0.14
75 Thousands of colors! Alias for highcolor (16-bit), which can represent up to 65,536 colors, on a Macintosh. Minecraft uses 32-bit colors, which can represent around 4 billion colors (4294967296). Indev
319 Throw a blanket over it! Refers to the “Catbug” episode of the YouTube series “Bravest Warriors”. 1.8 (14w05a)
357 Throw yourself at the ground and miss From the Douglas Adams book Life, the Universe and Everything: "'The Guide says there is an art to flying', said Ford, 'or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.'". This splash was added shortly after elytra were added. 1.9 (15w42a)
177 Tip your waiter! A phrase commonly said by comedians at the end of their performances. Other variations are "Tip your waitress!" or "Try the veal!".[19] Alpha v1.0.14
252 Totally forgot about Dre! Reference to the song Forgot about Dre by Dr. Dre. Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
334 Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream! Line from the song "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News. 1.8 (14w25a)
211 Treatment for your rash! A commonly-used phrase in medicine advertising. Beta 1.0
371 Truly gone fishing! Lyrics from the song "The Trial" by British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. 1.13 (1.13-pre8)
76 Try it! Indev
78 Try the mushroom stew! A reference to mushroom stew. Indev
197 Try the Nether! A reference to the Nether. Alpha v1.2.0
203 Twittered about! Notch often tweeted about Minecraft on his Twitter feed, as still do many other people. Beta 1.0
217 Turing complete! Turing completeness is a term used in computer science for machines and programming languages that are able to perform all operations of a Turing machine. The redstone mechanism is one of them. Beta 1.3
232 Tyrion would love it! Refers to Tyrion Lannister, the dwarf from the George R. R. Martin book A Dance With Dragons, in which he is forced to watch fellow dwarves belittled in a mock pig joust. Minecraft allows you to ride pigs and perform such jousts. Before Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "Tyrian would love it!". Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
89 Ultimate edition! A common marketing term. Indev
138 umop-apisdn! The phrase "upside-down", upside-down. Alpha v1.0.0
224 Undefeated! Beta 1.8 (Pre-release)
29 Undocumented! Indev
146 Une baguette! Literally "a stick" in French, a baguette is a kind of bread. Minecraft also features bread and sticks. Could also be a reference to the Flight of the Conchords song "Foux Du Fafa". Alpha v1.0.0
93 Uninflammable! A joke on the fact that "inflammable" is often mistaken to mean "not flammable" due to the "in-" prefix. Indev
23 Uses LWJGL! Minecraft uses LWJGL. Indev
129 Verlet intregration! Verlet integration is a technique often used to calculate trajectories of particles. Alpha v1.0.0
178 Very fun! Alpha v1.0.14
326 Very influential in its circle! A reference to a Comedy routine on Russell Howard's Good News done by Hannibal Buress, where he states "I'm very influential in my circle."[20][21] 1.8 (14w17a)
180 Vote for net neutrality! Net neutrality is a principle that advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on consumers' access to networks that participate in the internet. Alpha v1.0.14
329 Warning! A huge battleship "STEVE" is approaching fast! Refers to the shoot'em up arcade game Darius Gaiden, where the message is displayed before encountering a boss. In the splash, the word "STEVE" is used as a placeholder for the name of the boss in the game. 1.8 (14w20a)
377 Water bottle! A glass bottle can be filled with water. 1.14 (19w13a)
92 Water proof! A common marketing term. Indev
208 Welcome to your Doom! The boss quote from Altered Beast. The capitalization of "Doom" also hints at it being a reference to the game, Doom. Beta 1.0
381 What do you expect? 1.14 (19w13a)
378 What’s the question? 1.14 (19w13a)
313 What's up, Doc? Reference to Dinnerbone being killed by MindCrack member Docm77 during the first episode of MindCrack UHC Season 11,[22][23] based on Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny, who commonly greeted people by saying "What's Up Doc?" 1.6.1 (13w23a)
351 Where there is not light, there can spider! One of Ryan Holtz's "personal memes". According to a forum post on Mame World,[24] the phrase was "said by a mutual friend, drunk beyond belief, who had never played Minecraft." 1.8.2
293 Who put it there? 1.1 (11w50a)
94 Whoa, dude! Indev
311 Woah. 1.4.6
169 Woo, /v/! The video game board on 4chan, where Minecraft is frequently discussed (and was occasionally promoted by Notch). Alpha v1.0.14
167 Woo, facepunch! Facepunch was a game forum. It has since shut down, but this splash is still in the game. Alpha v1.0.14
172 Woo, reddit! Reddit is a popular online news and entertainment site driven by user-submitted content.
173 Woo, 2pp! A reference to 2 Player Productions, the company behind Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. Beta 1.3[verify]
168 Woo, somethingawful! SomethingAwful is an internet site. Alpha v1.0.14
170 Woo, tigsource! TIGSource is an indie game development forum where Notch originally posted Minecraft.[25] Alpha v1.0.14
171 Woo, worldofminecraft! World of Minecraft is yet another popular Minecraft forum. Alpha v1.0.14
42 Wow! Indev
26 Yaaay! Indev
323 Yay, puppies for everyone! 1.8 (14w06a)
72 Yes, sir! Indev
294 You can't explain that! A reference to a popular image macro series using an image of Bill O'Reilly, with a misunderstanding of a standard occurrence followed by "YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT". 1.1 (11w50a)
364 You're going too fast! The August 8, 2016, update[15] to the game Pokémon GO included a new warning to players traveling above a certain speed: "You're going too fast! Pokémon GO should not be played while driving." 1.11 (16w33a)
91 You've got a brand new key! Refers to the song "Brand New Key" by American folk singer Melanie. Indev
289 Γεια σου Ελλάδα! Greek for "Hello, Greece!". 1.1 (11w50a)
288 Привет Россия! Russian for "Hello, Russia!". 1.1 (11w50a)
283 日本ハロー! Japanese for "Hello, Japan!". 1.1 (11w50a)
284 한국 안녕하세요! Korean for "Hello, South Korea!". 1.1 (11w50a)
287 你好中国! Chinese Simplified for "Hello, China!". 1.1 (11w50a)

Bedrock Edition exclusive splashes[edit]

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Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
Ported Implementation! A reference to the port of Java Edition features into Bedrock Edition, implementing them through gradual updates. Alpha 0.7.3
100% more yellow text! Implementation of Splash text. Alpha 0.7.3
flowers more important than grass All flowers can be crafted into dyes, while grass remains a mundane junk item. Alpha 0.9.2
Dramatic lighting! Implementation of dynamic lighting and/or sunlight shading. Alpha 0.8.0
Pocket! A reference to Pocket Edition. Alpha 0.8.0
Touch compatible! Most platforms that play Bedrock Edition use touchscreen. Alpha 0.7.3
Annoying touch buttons! A common complaint when people who start playing Bedrock Edition that are experienced with Java Edition is that the touchscreen controls are awkward. Alpha 0.7.3
Uses C++! Bedrock Edition was written in C++. Alpha 0.7.3
Almost C++14! Alpha 0.11.0
OpenGL ES 2.0+! Bedrock Edition runs on OpenGL ES. Alpha 0.7.3
Multithreaded! Alpha 0.9.2
D Alpha 0.7.3
Haha, LEL! A variation of the original splash “Haha, LOL!”. Lel is a common phonetic variation on the word lol, originating in the practice of substituting random vowels when using the acronym.[26] Alpha 0.9.2
Play Minecraft: PE, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! A variation of the original Splash "Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig!".
Quite Indie! Bedrock Edition was, at the time, an independently-developed game. Alpha 0.7.3
!!!1! A reference to a common typo when typing in several !s. Alpha 0.7.3
DEK was here Alpha 0.9.2
Hmmmrmm. References villagers' sounds. Alpha 0.9.2
V-synched! Alpha 0.7.3
0xffff-1 chunks 0xffff is hexadecimal for 65535, so 65535-1 is 65534 chunks Alpha 0.7.3
Open-world alpha sandbox! Bedrock Edition is an open world sandbox game. Alpha 0.9.2
Endless! A reference to Minecraft's infinite terrain. However, at the time of addition, infinite terrain had not yet been implemented in the Bedrock Edition. Alpha 0.7.3
1 star! Deal with it notch! Alpha 0.8.1
Ask your mother! May be an alternate to Ask your doctor! or "Ask your parents", a common advice in advertisements that are aimed toward children. Alpha 0.7.3
Episode 3! Alpha 0.9.2
Toilet friendly! A mobile game is easier to play on a toilet than one on a bulky PC system. Alpha 0.7.3
[snapshot intensifies]! A reference to the intensifies meme. Alpha 0.9.2
Cubism! Alpha 0.7.3
minecraftApp! Alpha 0.10.4
Less polygons!
Now with skins! Reference to the addition of skins in Alpha 0.11.0. Alpha 0.11.0
Blame shogchips A reference to this joke site, which allows users to 'blame' bugs on Shoghi Cervantes.[27][28] Alpha 0.11.0 build 7
Glowing creepy eyes! Alpha 0.12.1
Also try Monument Valley! Monument Valley is a 3D puzzle game based on impossible objects. Alpha 0.12.2
& Knuckles! Refers to the Sega game Sonic & Knuckles, which could be combined with Sonic 2 and Sonic 3 to allow play of the Knuckles character in both games. When this is done, the games become Sonic 2 & Knuckles and Sonic 3 & Knuckles respectively. 1.0.4
BAYKN 1.1.4
code.org/minecraft This is a reference of Minecraft Hour of Code. Putting in this address and checking out the website proves this.
Let's danec!
discord.gg/minecraft This is a reference to the Minecraft Discord server.
YANNY OR LAUREL??? Refers to a memetic audio clip which, due to poor recording quality, sounds like "yanny" to some listeners and "laurel" to others. 1.4.0
FREE SHIPPING!! A common marketing term.
Change my mind.
The Floor is Lava!

Special splashes[edit]

Occasionally, Mojang will replace all the regular splashes with a single splash or a set of splashes visible for a set time.

Splash text Date/version displayed Occasion
1K in 24h! July 29, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13_01 (reupload)
Shown to celebrate the 1000 sales in the last 24 hours before the release.
[DO NOT DISTRIBUTE!] Shown on the Halloween Update pre-release build given to PC Gamer as a preview.[citation needed]
Finally beta! December 20, 2010 – January 14, 2011
Beta 1.0 – Beta 1.2
Excluding "Merry X-Mas!" and "Happy New Year!", this was the only splash from Beta 1.0 to Beta 1.2. Beta 1.2_01 reinstated random splashes.
Happy new year! January 1 Shown on New Year's Day.
Merry X-mas! December 24 Shown on Christmas Eve.
missingno Shown when the splashes.txt file has been modified or deleted without also deleting the META-INF folder. References a glitch Pokémon found in Pokémon Red and Blue.
PC Gamer Demo! This is the only splash in the PC Gamer Demo.
OOoooOOOoooo! Spooky! October 31 Shown on Halloween.
Minecraft is love, Minecraft is life 15w14a This is the only splash in the 2015 April Fools Snapshot.
APRIL FOOLS! 2.0 At 1:00 GMT, the splash text in the 2013 April Fools Version is huge and says "APRIL FOOLS!" in pink letters and obstructs the title screen.
Beta!!! Bedrock Edition beta builds This is the only splash in all development builds of Bedrock Edition.
Cleaner! April 1, 2018 (1.12.x and versions from 17w43a to 18w11a) These splashes were displayed with the 2018 April Fools asset changes, in reference to the new and "improved" textures.
Simplified!
Perfected!
Art directed! (by robots)
Machine learned textures!
Not blurry!
Not bubbly!
Not cartoony!
Photo realistic!
Hand painted!
mov ax, 13hint 10h 3D Shareware v1.34 These splashes were displayed with the 2019 April Fools joke snapshot.
Thousands of colors!
No co-processor required!
MIDI support comming soon!
Available on most BBSes!
Too big for tape!
Don't copy that floppy!
Only 6 years until future!
16-bit!
Powered by Turbo Pascal!
Program MineCraft;
Memory protected!
Not Windows 3.11 compatible!
TCP/IP is just fad!
IPX forever!
AT!
September got longer!
Woo rec.games.computer.minecraft!
As seen on teletext!
Polyphonic (when supported)
Watch out for MineCraft for Workgroups!
"LINUX is obsolete"!
Photorealistic rendering!
FMVs! (CD-ROM version only)
Degauss you monitor now!
Perfect for LAN Party!
Compatible with most phones!
Visit as at gopher://minecraft.net
Send us a postcard with your highscore!
Patented exploding barrel technology!
Kibo-free!
Check out my geek code!
31337!
Clbuttic!
VIRTUAL REALITY!
Also try Another World!
More dynamic than Myst!
Serious Doom competitor!
Dune II, but fantasy? Booooring!
Really? What's next, SimChopper?
Juice may be bad for you!
More impact than Shoemaker–Levy!
From country that brought you Ace of Base!
I saw the sign!
Woo, third place
Two gold, one silver!
Mir is still up there!
Spielberg on the roll!
Clever girl!
Square Of Life!
Blocky and Blockier!
Somebody stop me!
Lord of the Rings movie sucks!
Wind of Change!
Superman is dead!
Look at that mullet!
What if Greedo shot first?
Ewoks? What next, talking seahorse!?
My mom says it's nice!
Smells Like Teen Spirit!
By the power of Grayskull!
Over 50mph!
The most annoying sound in the world!
Spared no expense!
A whole new world!
You can't handle the truth!
Party time! Excellent!
Rufio! Rufio!
Cowabunga!
The Year of the Cartridge!
Now rated by the ESRB!
Rated Kids to Adults!
Now on Atari Lynx!
Creepy babies! Highly collectable!
You've got mail!
As seen on the World-Wide Web!
Rainbow unicorns!
Welcome to Illager Mansion!
Stay out of the Nether!
Creeper Blood!
Talk to the hand!
Psyche!
Woo, frosted tips!
Have a cow, man!
Degauss your CRT now!
"Turning 10 years old!" 18w30a1.14.2-pre2
May 17, 2019
Celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the first public version of Minecraft, 0.0.11a, being released.
Splash text Date/version displayed Occasion

Changed splashes[edit]

Note: the current versions of all splashes here are documented above; they do not need descriptions or explanations in this section.
Original splash Changed splash Version changed
700+ hits on YouTube! Heaps of hits on YouTube! Alpha v1.0.0?
Absolutely dragon free! Kind of dragon free! 1.0.0 (RC1)
Almost java 6! Now java 6! 1.7.2 (13w36a)
Now java 6! Now Java 6! 1.8 (1.8-pre1)
Now Java 6! Now Java 8! 1.12 (17w14a)
Coming soon! It's here! 1.0.0 (RC1)
More than 5000 sold! More than 25000 sold! Alpha v1.0.0?
More than 25000 sold! More than 500 sold! Between Alpha v1.0.12 and Alpha v1.0.14
Notch <3 Ez! Notch <3 ez! Between Alpha v1.0.5_01 and Alpha v1.0.11
"Noun" is an autonym! "Autological" is! 1.0.0 (RC1)
Now supports ÅÄÖ! Now supports åäö! Between Alpha v1.0.15 and Alpha v1.2.0
OpenGL 1.1! OpenGL 1.2! 1.0.0 (RC1)
OpenGL 1.2! OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)! 1.8 (14w06a)
Rude with two dudes with food! Lewd with two dudes with food! Between Alpha v1.0.12 and Alpha v1.0.14
Cześć Polska! Cześć Polsko! 1.3.2 (1.3-pre)
SOPA means LOSER in Swedish SOPA means LOSER in Swedish! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
Superfragilisticexpialidocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 1.0.0 (RC1)
That's not a moon! That's no moon! 1.0.0 (RC1)
Tyrian would love it! Tyrion would love it! 1.0.0 (RC1)
When it's finished! It's finished! 1.0.0 (RC1)
This is good for realms. This is good for Realms. 1.8 (14w33a)
Cooler than Spock! Not as cool as Spock! 1.8.5
0% sugar! 1% sugar! 1.9 (15w42a)

Bedrock Edition[edit]

Original splash Changed splash Version changed
Now with 100% more yellow text![29] 100% more yellow text! Alpha 0.7.3
One star! Deal with it notch! 1 star! Deal with it notch! Alpha 0.8.1
Haha, LOL! Haha, LEL! Alpha 0.9.2
Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Play minecraftApp, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Alpha 0.10.4
Play minecraftApp, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Play Minecraft: PE, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Alpha 0.11.0
OpenGL ES 1.1! OpenGL ES 2.0+! Alpha 0.11.0
Almost C++11! Almost C++14! Alpha 0.11.0

Removed splashes[edit]

When a splash is removed, the line it occupied in splashes.txt / splashes.json is deleted, meaning the line number of all subsequent splashes lowers by one.

History[edit]

Java Edition[edit]

Splashes have been in Minecraft since Indev, with new ones regularly added, usually as part of major releases. Prior to Alpha v1.0.14, splashes were stored in an array of strings in the source code.

The following table summarizes splash changes per version:

Version Added Changed Removed Total Notes
Minecraft Indev [needs testing] ? ? ? 106 One splash, "Check it out!", was listed twice prior to this version, in spots 22 and 51.
Alpha v1.0.0 53 2 0 159
Alpha v1.0.6Alpha v1.0.11 6 1 0 165
Alpha v1.0.12Alpha v1.0.14 34 2 0 199
Alpha v1.2.0 6 0 0 211
Alpha v1.2.3 1 0 0 212
Beta 1.0 12 0 0 224
Beta 1.2 0 0 4 220 The removed splashes were about Alpha's price and state.
Beta 1.3 3 0 0 223
Beta 1.6 3 0 0 226
Beta 1.8 Pre-release 35 0 1 260 The removed splash was the "Check it out!" duplicate on line 47.
RC1 28 8 0 288
1.1 11w50a 15 0 0 303
1.1 1 0 0 304
1.3.1 12w22a 2 0 0 306
12w26a 1 0 0 307
1.3-pre 4 1 0 311
1.4.2 12w32a 2 0 0 313
12w36a 1 0 0 314
1.4.6 1.4.6-pre 4 0 0 318
1.6.1 13w23a 2 0 0 320
1.7.2 13w41a 1 0 0 321
1.7.4 1 0 0 322
1.8 14w02a 1 0 0 323
14w05a 7 0 0 330
14w06a 1 1 0 331
14w10a 2 0 0 333
14w17a 2 0 0 335
14w20a 4 0 0 339
14w25a 14 0 0 353
14w26b 2 0 0 355
14w32a 1 0 0 356
14w33a 0 1 0 356
1.8-pre1 1 1 0 357
1.8.2 2 0 0 359
1.8.5 1 1 1 359 The splash removed was "Notch <3 ez!" – Notch had departed from Mojang at this time.
1.9 15w33a 1 0 0 360
15w38b 1 0 0 361
15w42a 3 1 1 363 The splash removed was "SOPA means LOSER in Swedish!" – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the United States had not been an issue for several years.

The changed splash was "0% sugar", which was changed to "1% sugar"

1.10 16w21b 4 0 0 367
1.11 16w32a 1 0 0 368
16w33a 2 0 0 370
1.12 17w14a 0 1 0 370
17w15a 1 0 0 371
1.12-pre7 3 0 0 374
1.12.1 17w31a 0 0 1 373 The splash removed was "Better than Prey!"
1.13 18w15a 1 0 0 374
18w20b 1 0 0 375
1.13-pre8 1 0 0 376
1.14 19w12a 1 0 1 376 The splash removed was "Hobo humping slobo babe!"
19w13a 11 0 3 384 Removed splashes referencing Notch.
19w14a 1 0 0 385
1.14.1 pre1 1 0 0 386
release 2 0 0 388
1.14.2 pre4 0 0 1 387 Removed the splash "Woo, minecraftforum!" as the forum announced it would be shutting down.[30]
1.14.4 pre3 1 0 0 388
Version Added Changed Removed Total Notes

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Splash" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. This is the line number of the splash in the "splashes.txt" file; splashes are not actually numbered in any way in splashes.txt itself.
  2. a b The exact version a splash was added is not always known. In such cases, the earliest version the splash is known to have appeared in is listed.
  3. This splash is intentionally a duplicate, and is part of the joke, see MC-75202

References[edit]

  1. "@Ebeeto No, it's a reference to some juices."@notch, March 19, 2011
  2. I thought that the Killer Bunny was a tired joke and it’s been referenced in so many games, including a game I worked on before Minecraft, called Whispers in Akarra, where the rabbit was named Big Pointy Teeth. (Which is also why that’s a splash text in Minecraft!) – November 25, 2016
  3. http://web.archive.org/web/20121014094057/https://minecraft.net/game
  4. "He's cruising streets for gold, dressed in designer clothes http://y2u.be/X3nbE3yg8jY #americano #briansetzer"@TheMogMiner, November 5, 2013
  5. "We will try to keep changes to a minimum until release, but also continue to update Minecraft after release of course."@jeb_, November 14, 2011
  6. "I think we've found our office! It's on åsögatan on södermalm, and it's got piles of personality! The rug has to go, though."@notch, October 15, 2010
  7. http://www.economist.com/node/11920829
  8. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/2ao3dp/10_things_you_might_not_know_in_minecraft/cixd8pk
  9. "@eriklettenberg I added that."@notch, April 11, 2012
  10. "@KnightMiner Nope"@TheMogMiner, April 25, 2014
  11. "@rockpapershot your slogan is now a title screen splash text message as of the RC! #homagenottheft"@notch, November 14, 2011
  12. "@KnightMiner Also, "Popping tags!" is a reference to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop", not Jay-Z's "Popping Tags"."@TheMogMiner, April 25, 2014
  13. "We like molten cheese more than blood, so here is 16w21b: http://www.mojang.com/2016/05/minecraft-snapshot-16w21a/ …"@SeargeDP, May 26, 2016
  14. "Rule #1: it's never my fault. Rule #2: if any change I made broke lava rendering, apply rule #1"@SeargeDP, May 26, 2016
  15. a b "Trainers, Pokémon GO has been updated to version 0.33.0 for Android and 1.3.0 for iOS." – Pokémon GO, August 8, 2016.
  16. ""Stop being reasonable. You can't do that here, this is the internet. Act accordingly!" -- [REDACTED] Thanks, made my day."@SeargeDP, June 10, 2014
  17. http://mcupdate.tumblr.com/post/20471062706
  18. "@Computermaster hidden message, perhaps?"@notch, May 19, 2011
  19. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/463.html
  20. "@KnightMiner Since someone quoted me on the MC Wiki regarding the splash: "Very influential in its circle!" is a reference to a comedy (1/2)"@TheMogMiner, April 25, 2014
  21. "@KnightMiner routine on Russell Howard's Good News, done by Hannibal Buress, where he states, "I'm very influential in my circle.""@TheMogMiner, April 25, 2014
  22. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYoYxO0acc&t=10m25s
  23. https://www.mojang.com/2013/06/minecraft-snapshot-13w23a/
  24. http://www.mameworld.info/ubbthreads/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Number=339376&page=&view=&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1
  25. http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=6273.0
  26. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Lel
  27. https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/588665039000707072
  28. https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/591625251798310912
  29. "Here's a pic for the unbelievers, I'll just have to write all the splashes now.. I think I know why it wasn't there!"@_tomcc, July 23, 2013
  30. "Important Minecraft Forum Announcement" (archived)Minecraft Forum, May 21, 2019.