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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). The splashes are defined in a plain-text file within the Minecraft .jar file (versions/(Minecraft version)/(Minecraft version).jar/assets/minecraft/texts/splashes.txt). 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 to the player's liking with a resource pack by editing the splashes.txt file in assets/minecraft/texts.

Complete list of splashes

#[N 1] Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
188 ...! Alpha 1.0.14
309 .party()! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
121 1% sugar! "Sugar-free" is frequently used in food-related advertisements and packaging. Before Minecraft 1.9, this splash read "0% sugar!". Alpha 1.0.0
3 100% pure! A reference to some juices which use "100% pure" or a variant thereof as a selling point.[1] Indev
233 110813! Notch's and ez's wedding day, August 13, 2011. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
54 12 herbs and spices! A parody of KFC's secret chicken flavoring recipe containing 11 herbs and spices. Indev
182 12345 is a bad password! 12345 is an easily guessable password. This is also a reference to the film Spaceballs by Mel Brooks. Alpha 1.0.14
284 150 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 (RC1)
122 150% hyperbole! A hyperbole is an exaggeration used to generate emphasis or humor. 150% is, naturally, an exaggeration. Alpha 1.0.0
129 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 1.0.0
134 4815162342 lines of code! 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 are The Numbers that appear all over the television series Lost. Alpha 1.0.0
52 90% bug free! Indev
234 90210! 90210 is famous for being the ZIP Code for Beverly Hills, California. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
135 A skeleton popped out! Alpha 1.0.0
365 Absolutely fixed relatively broken coordinates Change log in blog post for snapshot 16w20a contains puns about fixing broken absolute and relative coordinates. 1.10 (16w21b)
56 Absolutely no memes! Indev
279 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)
78 Age of Wonders is better! Age of Wonders is a PC turn-based strategy game. Indev
96 All inclusive! Indev
104 All is full of love! "All Is Full of Love" is a song by Icelandic singer Björk. Alpha 1.0.0
217 "Almost never" is an interesting concept! Possible reference to the inverse of the mathematical concept of "almost surely". Beta 1.0
245 Also try Braid! Braid is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on time manipulation. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
243 Also try Limbo! Limbo is a 2D puzzle-platformer game based on avoiding ingenious traps. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
240 Also try Mount And Blade! Mount&Blade is a medieval-themed RPG for Microsoft Windows. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
244 Also try Pixeljunk Shooter! PixelJunk Shooter is a 2D shooter for only the PlayStation 3. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
241 Also try Project Zomboid! Project Zomboid is a zombie apocalypse-themed game. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
238 Also try Super Meat Boy! Super Meat Boy is a 2D platformer game based on very difficult levels. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
239 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)
237 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)
242 Also try World of Goo! World of Goo is a 2D physics-based puzzle game. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
372 An illusion! What are you hiding? Reference to a World of Warcraft meme (goes together with splash 374) 1.12 (1.12-pre7)
354 Any computer is a laptop if you're brave enough! 1.8 (1.8-pre1)
209 A riddle, wrapped in a mystery! From a quote by Winston Churchill; "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. 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
58 Ask your doctor! Similar to "As seen on TV", said at some point in almost every pharmaceutical advertisement. Indev
215 "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
163 Autonomous! Alpha 1.0.14
46 Awesome community! Indev
2 Awesome! Indev
189 Bees, bees, bees, bees! A line from one of Weebl's works, "cup". Alpha 1.0.14
304 Bekarton guards the gate! A reference to Bekarton the Gatekeeper, a character in Jeb's game Whispers in Akarra. 1.3.1 (12w22a)
11 Best in class! A frequently-used catchphrase in car commercials. Indev
303 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)
252 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)
335 Blue warrior shot the food! Refers to a line in the arcade game Gauntlet. 1.8 (14w20a)
366 Boats FTW 1.10 (16w21b)
264 Boots with the fur! From the song "Low" by Flo Rida, featuring T-Pain. 1.0 (RC1)
247 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)
85 Bring it on! Indev
142 Bring me Ray Cokes! Has to do with the incident when player JulianClark was asked to bring Notch the TV presenter and actor Ray Cokes. Alpha 1.0.0
64 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
138 BTAF used to be good! Bob the Angry Flower is a comic strip that has been running since 1992. Alpha 1.0.0
114 Buckets of lava! A bucket may be filled with lava. Alpha 1.0.0
87 Call your mother! Indev
226 Casual gaming! Beta 1.8 (pre1)
67 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
20 Check it out! Indev
235 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)
281 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)
42 Classy! Indev
41 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
60 Cloud computing! Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. Indev
133 Cogito ergo sum! Latin for "I think, therefore I am". A quote from Descartes. Alpha 1.0.0
108 Collaborate and listen! Lyrics to "Ice Ice Baby" by American rapper Vanilla Ice. Alpha 1.0.0
301 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)
72 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
155 Consummate V's! Refers to an episode of Homestar Runner. Alpha 1.0.11
267 Conventional! 1.0 (RC1)
156 Cow Tools! Refers to a Far Side comic by Gary Larson. Alpha 1.0.11
35 Create! Indev
347 Cruising streets for gold! Line from the song "Americano" by "The Brian Setzer Orchestra"[4] 1.8 (14w25a)
291 Cześć Polska! Polish for "Hello, Poland!". 1.1 (11w50a)
275 Déjà vu! A déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation. 1.0 (RC1)
276 Déjà vu! [N 3]
355 Do it all, everything! 1.8.2
132 Do not distribute! Part of the Minecraft terms and conditions; referred to as "The one major rule" by Notch. Alpha 1.0.0
322 Do you want to join my server? Relates to people in the community asking others to join their multiplayer servers. 1.8 (14w05a)
271 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 (RC1)
269 Doesn't avoid double negatives! A double negative is where two forms of negation are used in the same sentence. This sentence is ironic in that it uses double negatives, meaning the sentence could also read "Uses double negatives". 1.0 (RC1)
280 Doesn't use the U-word! 1.0 (RC1)
257 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)
306 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)
370 Don't feed chocolate to parrots! Chocolate is poisonous to birds.
This splash was added during the same update as the parrot mob.
1.12 (17w15a)
201 Don't look directly at the bugs! Alpha 1.2.0
359 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)
157 Double buffered! A common screen rendering technique that Minecraft uses Alpha 1.0.11
40 Down with O.P.P.! Line from the song "O.P.P." by American hip hop trio "Naughty by Nature". Indev
166 DRR! DRR! DRR! Refers to the horror manga short story The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Alpha 1.0.14
37 Dungeon! Indev
232 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)
164 Engage! Refers to the Star Trek saying "Engage!" by Jean-Luc Picard, a signal to act on previously given orders. Alpha 1.0.14
51 Enhanced! Indev
197 Eple (original edit)! Title of a piece by Norwegian electronic music duo Röyksopp.
68 Euclidian! Minecraft worlds are mostly made up of one of the simplest forms of Euclidian geometry, the cube. Indev
14 Excitement! Indev
38 Exclusive! Indev
32 Exploding creepers! Reference to the beloved creature in the game. Indev
327 Extra things! 1.8 (14w05a)
120 Falling off cliffs! Often happened accidentally before sneaking was implemented. Alpha 1.0.0
360 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)
158 Fan fiction! Alpha 1.0.11
165 Fantasy! Alpha 1.0.14
55 Fat free! Often an advertising point on food, directed at people attempting to lose or keep from gaining weight. Indev
263 Feature packed! 1.0 (RC1)
262 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] 1.0 (RC1)
203 Finally with ladders! Ladders were added to the game in Infdev. Alpha 1.2.0
143 Finger-licking! "Finger-lickin' good" was a previous slogan of KFC. Alpha 1.0.0
8 Flashing letters! Referring to the flashing of the splash text itself. Indev
337 Flavor with no seasoning! Line from the song "Just Don't Give" by Eminem. 1.8 (14w25a)
159 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 1.0.14
254 Fnord! Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
229 Follow the train, CJ! A reference to the mission "Wrong Side Of The Tracks" in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
91 Freaky! Indev
57 Free dental! Free dental is often a talking point about a job advertisement, and is similar to "As seen on TV". Indev
283 From the streets of Södermalm! Södermalm is the district in Stockholm where the Mojang offices are located.[6] 1.0 (RC1)
105 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 1.0.0
286 Funk soul brother! A repeated lyric in a vocal sample in the Fatboy Slim song "The Rockafeller Skank". 1.0 (RC1)
302 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)
149 Gargamel plays it! Gargamel is the enemy of the Smurfs. Alpha 1.0.0
187 Gasp! Alpha 1.0.14
342 Getting ready to drop! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
344 Getting ready to freak! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
341 Getting ready to know! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
343 Getting ready to shock! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
340 Getting ready to show! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
345 Getting ready to speak! Line from the song "Skeletons" by Stevie Wonder. 1.8 (14w25a)
274 Ghoughpteighbteau tchoghs! "Potato chips", spelled phonetically using obscure rules of English pronunciation.[7] 1.0 (RC1)
352 /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)
179 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 1.0.14
357 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
177 Google anlyticsed! A past-tense misspelling of Google Analytics, a service that provides statistics about visitors to a website. Alpha 1.0.14
277 Got your nose! Most probably 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 (RC1)
66 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
83 Guaranteed! Indev
192 Haha, LOL! Alpha 1.0.14
278 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 (RC1)
193 Hampsterdance! Hampster Dance is one of the oldest internet memes. Alpha 1.0.14
112 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 1.0.0
62 Hard to label! Indev
261 Has an ending! A reference to the The End. 1.0 (RC1)
101 Haunted! This splash predates the creation of Herobrine (the story of which was posted no earlier than the Alpha 1.0.16_02 update) and therefore has nothing to do with it. Alpha 1.0.0
17 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 67,000 subscribers. User-created tutorial and demonstration videos, "Let's Play" series, Machinimas and various other videos are also very common. Prior to Alpha 1.0.0(?), this read "700+ hits on YouTube!". Indev
290 Helo Cymru! Welsh for "Hello, Wales!". 1.1 (11w50a)
71 Herregud! Swedish for "Oh My God!". Indev
259 Hobo humping slobo babe! "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" was the critically-acclaimed first single of the band Whale. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
21 Holy cow, man! Indev
268 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 analogue of the "2-sphere" (what we think of as an ordinary sphere.) 1.0 (RC1)
81 Hot tamale, hot hot tamale! Line from the Weebl song "Tamale". Indev
161 Hotter than the sun! Alpha 1.0.14
210 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
317 HURNERJSGER? A reference to a comment on Reddit about villager sounds. 1.6.1 (13w23a)
313 I have a suggestion. 1.4.6
139 I miss ADOM! Ancient Domains of Mystery is a very old, but popular and unique roguelike 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 1.0.0
297 I see your vocabulary has improved! A reference to "Lands of Lore 2", a 1997 game by Westwood Studios.[8] 1.1 (11w50a)
196 idspispopd! The no-clip command for Doom, which allows flying and passing through walls.
300 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)
18 Indev! Indev was the second major version of Minecraft, after Classic. It was succeeded by Infdev. Indev
65 Indie! Indev
216 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
31 Ingots! Iron and Gold Ingots are obtainable in the game. Indev
70 Inspirational! Indev
162 Internet enabled! Alpha 1.0.14
346 It swings, it jives! Line from the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by the band Queen. 1.8 (14w25a)
22 It's a game! Indev
12 It's finished! Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this read "When it's finished!". Indev
221 It's groundbreaking! Beta 1.6
10 It's here! Prior to Minecraft 1.0 RC1, this splash read "Coming soon!". Indev
190 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 1.0.14
160 Jason! Jason! Jason! The main character of the game Heavy Rain yells "Jason!" repeatedly while looking for his son. 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 1.0.14
367 Javalicious edition 1.11 (16w32a)
224 Jeb has amazing hair! Referring to Mojang employee Jens Bergensten having long, red hair. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
208 Joel is neat! May refer to Canadian electronic music composer deadmau5, whose real name is Joel Zimmerman. Beta 1.0
207 Jump up, jump up, and get down! "Jump Around" by American hip hop group "House of Pain". Beta 1.0
49 Kaaneeeedaaaa! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
29 Keyboard compatible! Indev
249 Khaaaaaaaaan! A reference to the scene in The Wrath of Khan when Captain Kirk screams Khan's name. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
167 Kick it root down! Lyrics from the song "Root Down" by American hip hop band "Beastie Boys". Alpha 1.0.14
13 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-pre4. Before Minecraft 1.0.0-RC1, this splash read "Absolutely dragon free!". Indev
228 Kinda like Lemmings! Lemmings is a game which also features mining, digging and blowing things up. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
128 Kiss the sky! A reference to the lyrics from "Purple Haze" by American guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Alpha 1.0.0
34 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
116 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 1.0.0
61 Legal in Finland! May be a reference to the urban legend that Donald Duck was illegal in Finland. More likely a reference to the fact that snus (Swedish tobacco) is illegal in Finland. Indev
296 Lennart lennart = new Lennart(); "Lennart" is a Swedish variant of the name "Leonard". This is a bit of pseudocode declaring a new Lennart, named "lennart", of type "Lennart". Also is valid Java (which is what Minecraft was made in) 1.1 (11w50a)
250 Less addictive than TV Tropes! TV Tropes is very addictive. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
222 Let our battle's begin! Probably a reference to Bob the angry flower. Beta 1.6
124 Let's danec! A reference to a typo Notch made while working on Wurm Online. Alpha 1.0.0
230 Leveraging synergy! A common example of business speak. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
127 Lewd with two dudes with food! A line from "If You're Into It" by Flight of the Conchords. Prior to Alpha 1.0.14, this splash read "Rude with two dudes with food!". Alpha 1.0.0
7 Limited edition! Indev
184 Lives in a pineapple under the sea! Part of the opening line of the theme song for the animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. Alpha 1.0.14
100 Livestreamed! Alpha 1.0.0
218 Lots of truthiness! A reference to Stephen Colbert's favorite word "truthiness". Beta 1.3
89 Loved by millions! Indev
84 Macroscopic! Indev
260 Made by Jeb! Jeb because the lead Minecraft developer once Notch stepped down from developing it in 2011. This splash was added by Notch.[9] 1.0 (RC1)
9 Made by Notch! Notch is the creator of Minecraft. Indev
23 Made in Sweden! A parody of the very well-known phrase "Made in _" (China, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, etc.), based on Notch living in Sweden. Indev
349 Make me a table, a funky table! Line from the song "Funkhauser" by Hard 'n Phirm. 1.8 (14w25a)
185 MAP11 has two names! Doom II: Hell on Earth's MAP11. Alpha 1.0.14
153 Matt Damon! May refer to Team America: World Police, in which Matt Damon can only say his name. Alpha 1.0.11
4 May contain nuts! A common food allergen warning. Indev
272 Meeting expectations! 1.0 (RC1)
195 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.
253 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)
26 Minecraft! The name of the game. Indev
59 Minors welcome! A pun on the spelling of 'miners'. Indev
305 Mmmph, mmph! 1.3.1 (12w26a)
88 Monster infighting! Aggressive mobs can attack one another if the player can get one mob to accidently attack another. Indev
358 More Digital! 1.9 (15w33a)
251 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
15 More than 500 sold! In Indev and Infdev, this splash originally read "More than 5000 sold!". In Alpha 1.0, it was changed to read "More than 25000 sold!", and between Alpha 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14 it was changed to the current splash, making it one of the only splashes to be changed more than once (another being #76). Indev
99 Music by C418! All of Minecraft's music was composed by C418. Indev
295 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)
109 Never dig down! Digging directly under you is never recommended, since there could be a long drop, a dungeon, mobs or lava below you. Alpha 1.0.0
113 Nice to meet you! Alpha 1.0.0
107 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 1.0.0
111 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 1.0.0
44 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
319 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)
69 Now in 3D! Minecraft has a 3D Anaglyph mode. Indev
315 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
178 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 1.0.14
326 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)
50 Now with difficulty! Difficulty may be set to Peaceful, Easy, Normal, or Hard. Indev
314 Now with extra hugs! 1.4.6
332 Now With Multiplayer! Does not reference the similar line "Updated for multiplayer" in the mod Wedge.[10] 1.8 (14w17a)
98 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
147 Octagonal! Alpha 1.0.0
45 Oh man! Indev
202 Oh, ok, Pigmen! Zombie Pigmen may be found in the Nether. Alpha 1.2.0
141 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 1.0.0
186 Omnipotent! Alpha 1.0.14
325 One day, somewhere in the future, my work will be quoted! 1.8 (14w05a)
16 One of a kind! Indev
75 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
273 PC gaming since 1873! The slogan of the UK-based PC gaming blog Rock, Paper, Shotgun.[11] 1.0 (RC1)
131 Peter Griffin! Head of the family from the animated TV show Family Guy. Alpha 1.0.0
118 Phobos anomaly! The final map of Doom's first episode. Alpha 1.0.0
47 Pixels! Reference of Minecraft's texture. Indev
270 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 (RC1)
82 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
205 Play Minecraft, Watch Topgear, Get Pig! Added during the yearly LRR Desert Bus charity drive. Alpha 1.2.3?
74 Played by cowboys! Indev
321 pls rt Shortened form of “please retweet”, in relation to Twitter. 1.8 (14w05a)
308 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)
145 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 1.0.0
102 Polynomial! Polynomials. Alpha 1.0.0
330 Popping tags! A reference to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop".[12] 1.8 (14w10a)
53 Pretty! Indev
312 Pretty scary! References the Pretty Scary Update. 1.4.2 (12w36a)
287 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 (RC1)
258 Pumpkinhead! Pumpkins are wearable as helmets in Minecraft. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
119 Punching wood! While not strictly necessary, it is nearly impossible to start a new game without collecting wood, which, lacking tools, must be done by punching it. Alpha 1.0.0
323 Put a little fence around it! Refers to the “Catbug” episode of the YouTube series “Bravest Warriors”. 1.8 (14w05a)
311 Put that cookie down! Said by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Christmas movie Jingle All the Way. 1.4.2 (12w32a)
86 Random splash! Different splash texts appear randomly, just like this one. Indev
248 Read more books! Beta 1.8 (pre1)
126 Reference implementation! Refers to reference implementations. Alpha 1.0.0
168 Regional resources! Alpha 1.0.14
364 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)
152 Representing Edsbyn! Edsbyn is a village in Sweden with around 4000 residents; Notch lived in Edsbyn for the first years of his life. Alpha 1.0.0
25 Reticulating splines! Refers to a running gag during loading processes in many games of the Sim and Spore series by Maxis. Indev
115 Ride the pig! Pigs can be ridden with a saddle. Alpha 1.0.0
333 Rise from your grave! Refers to the arcade game Altered Beast 1.8 (14w20a)
150 Rita is the new top dog! Refers to old Australian TV show, Prisoner. Alpha 1.0.0
363 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)
336 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)
225 Ryan also has amazing hair! Referring to Mojang employee Ryan Holtz having long, brown hair. 1.7.4
204 Scary! Alpha 1.2.0
106 Scientific! Alpha 1.0.0
282 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 1.0 release candidates. 1.0 (RC1)
125 Seecret Friday update! Before Minecraft went Beta, updates were released weekly, every Friday. Notch called these updates "Seecret Friday updates". Alpha 1.0.0
80 Sensational! Indev
6 Sexy! Indev
368 Should not be played while driving The August 8, 2016 update to the game Pokémon GO [1] 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)
28 Singleplayer! Indev
199 Slow acting portals! Portals to the Nether 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 1.2.0
198 So fresh, so clean! "So Fresh, So Clean" is a song by American hip hop duo "Outkast".
373 Something's not quite right... Reference to a World of Warcraft meme (goes together with splash 373) 1.12 (1.12-pre7)
329 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)
19 Spiders everywhere! Indev
117 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 1.0.0
212 Stay a while, stay forever! A quote from Impossible Mission, a game for the Commodore 64. Beta 1.0
213 Stay a while and listen! A quote from Elder Deckard Cain from the Diablo series. Beta 1.0
351 Stop being reasonable, this is the Internet! Searge posted this quote on Twitter.[15] 1.8 (14w26a)
265 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 1.2.5 changelog.[16] 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
338 Strange, but not a stranger! Line from the song "Burning Down the House" by the band Talking Heads. 1.8 (14w25a)
146 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 1.0.0
154 Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! The famous song from Disney's Mary Poppins. Before Minecraft 1.0.0-RC1, it read "Superfragilisticexpialidocious!"; Notch hinted it may have been a hidden message.[17] Alpha 1.0.11
36 Survive! Survival was once the only given objective in the game, although more objectives were added with the inclusion of Achievements. Indev
194 Switches and ores! Redstone is used to create switches, and many types of ore can be found. Also a reference to the meme "Bitches and Whores". Alpha 1.0.14
151 SWM forever! SWM stands for "Single White Male" Alpha 1.0.0
307 Swords for everyone! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
123 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 1.0.0
348 Take an eggbeater and beat it against a skillet! Line from the song "Funkhauser" by Hard 'n Phirm. 1.8 (14w25a)
110 Take frequent breaks! A common warning found in health and safety booklets for electronic games. Alpha 1.0.0
310 Take her pillow! 1.4.2 (12w32a)
350 Take the elevator to the mezzanine! Line from the song "Super Bon Bon" by Soul Coughing. 1.8 (14w25a)
63 Technically good! Indev
285 Technologic! Title of a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk. 1.0 (RC1)
48 Teetsuuuuoooo! Refers to the Japanese anime film Akira. Indev
97 Tell your friends! Indev
103 Terrestrial! Alpha 1.0.0
266 Testificates! In the Beta 1.8 and 1.9 pre-releases, all villagers had the name "TESTIFICATE" over their head. 1.0 (RC1)
33 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
320 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)
246 That's super! Beta 1.8 (pre1)
39 The bee's knees! A 1920's slang phrase of unknown etymology, though it possibly originated in Britain. Indev
219 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
223 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
137 The sum of its parts! Reference to the living systems theory. Alpha 1.0.0
371 The true meaning of covfefe Reference to a tweet by president Donald Trump whose misspelling went viral during the week of the release of 1.12 1.12 (1.12-pre7)
136 The Work of Notch! Probably a reference to The Word of Notch, or Notch as the creator of Minecraft. Alpha 1.0.0
144 Thematic! Alpha 1.0.0
361 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 MCPE developer Tommaso Checchi. Jeb was referring to elytra in that tweet.
1.9 (15w42a)
353 This is good for Realms. Realms is a server-hosting service run by Mojang. 1.8 (14w32a)
255 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 (pre1)
231 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. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
191 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 1.0.14
76 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 16 million colors. Indev
324 Throw a blanket over it! Refers to the “Catbug” episode of the YouTube series “Bravest Warriors”. 1.8 (14w05a)
362 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)
180 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!".[18] Alpha 1.0.14
256 Totally forgot about Dre! Reference to the song Forgot about Dre by Dr. Dre. Beta 1.8 (pre1)
339 Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream! Line from the song "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News. 1.8 (14w25a)
214 Treatment for your rash! A commonly-used phrase in medicine advertising. Beta 1.0
77 Try it! Indev
79 Try the mushroom stew! Mushroom Stew. Indev
200 Try the Nether! The Nether. Alpha 1.2.0
206 Twittered about! Notch often tweeted about Minecraft on his Twitter feed, as still do many other people. Beta 1.0
220 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
236 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 (pre1)
90 Ultimate edition! Indev
140 umop-apisdn! The phrase "upside-down", upside-down. Alpha 1.0.0
227 Undefeated! Beta 1.8 (pre1)
30 Undocumented! Indev
148 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 1.0.0
94 Uninflammable! A joke on the fact that "inflammable" is often mistaken to mean "not flammable" due to the "in-" prefix. Indev
24 Uses LWJGL! Minecraft uses LWJGL. Indev
130 Verlet intregration! Verlet integration is a technique often used to calculate trajectories of particles. Alpha 1.0.0
181 Very fun! Alpha 1.0.14
331 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."[19][20] 1.8 (14w17a)
183 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 1.0.14
334 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)
93 Water proof! Indev
211 Welcome to your Doom! The boss quote from Altered Beast. Beta 1.0
318 What's up, Doc? Reference to Dinnerbone being killed by MindCrack member Docm77 during the first episode of MindCrack UHC Season 11,[21][22] based on Looney Tunes character Bugs Bunny, who commonly greeted people by saying "What's Up Doc?" 1.6.1 (13w23a)
356 Where there is not light, there can spider! One of Ryan Holtz's "personal memes". According to the forum post on Mame World, the phrase was "said by a mutual friend, drunk beyond belief, who had never played Minecraft." 1.8.2
298 Who put it there? 1.1 (11w50a)
95 Whoa, dude! Indev
316 Woah. 1.4.6
171 Woo, /v/! The video game board on 4chan, where Minecraft is frequently discussed (and was occasionally promoted by Notch). Alpha 1.0.14
169 Woo, facepunch! Facepunch is a game forum. Alpha 1.0.14
173 Woo, minecraftforum! MinecraftForum is the official Minecraft forum. Alpha 1.0.14
175 Woo, reddit! Reddit is a popular online news and entertainment site driven by user-submitted content.
176 Woo, 2pp! A reference to 2 Player Productions, the company behind Minecraft:The Story of Mojang. Beta 1.3?
170 Woo, somethingawful! SomethingAwful is an internet site. Alpha 1.0.14
172 Woo, tigsource! TIGSource is an indie game development forum where Notch originally posted Minecraft.[23] Alpha 1.0.14
174 Woo, worldofminecraft! World of Minecraft is yet another popular Minecraft forum. Alpha 1.0.14
43 Wow! Indev
27 Yaaay! Indev
328 Yay, puppies for everyone! 1.8 (14w06a)
73 Yes, sir! Indev
299 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)
369 You're going too fast! The August 8, 2016 update to the game Pokémon GO [2] 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)
92 You've got a brand new key! Refers to the song "Brand New Key" by American folk singer Melanie. Indev
294 Γεια σου Ελλάδα! Greek for "Hello, Greece!". 1.1 (11w50a)
293 Привет Россия! Russian for "Hello, Russia!". 1.1 (11w50a)
288 日本ハロー! Japanese for "Hello, Japan!". 1.1 (11w50a)
289 한국 안녕하세요! Korean for "Hello, South Korea!". 1.1 (11w50a)
292 你好中国! Chinese for "Hello, China!". 1.1 (11w50a)

Pocket Edition exclusive splashes

#[N 1] Splash text Explanation Version added[N 2]
 ??? Ported Implementation! A reference to the port the PC Edition into Pocket Edition, implementing features 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! Pocket Edition Alpha 0.8.0
 ??? Touch compatible! Most platforms that play Pocket Edition use touchscreen. Alpha 0.7.3
 ??? Annoying touch buttons! A common complaint when people who start playing Pocket Edition that are experienced with the PC version is that the touchscreen controls are awkward. Alpha 0.7.3
 ??? Uses C++! The Pocket Edition is written in C++. Alpha 0.7.3
 ??? Almost C++14! Alpha 0.11.0
 ??? OpenGL ES 2.0+! 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.[24] 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! 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 Alpha 0.7.3
 ??? Open-world alpha sandbox! 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 Pocket 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.[25][26] 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
 ??? MCPE! Abbreviation for Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Alpha 0.15.0?
 ??? & 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

Special splashes

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

Splash text Date/version displayed Occasion
1K in 24h! July 29, 2010
Alpha 1.0.13_02
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.
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.
The "Happy New Year!" splash as it appeared on January 1, 2013 (1.4.6)
2.0 April Fools splash (2.0)

Changed splashes

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 1.0.0?
Absolutely dragon free! Kind of dragon free! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
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 (1.0RC1)
More than 5000 sold! More than 25000 sold! Alpha 1.0.0?
More than 25000 sold! More than 500 sold! Between Alpha 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14
Notch <3 Ez! Notch <3 ez! Between Alpha 1.0.5_01 and Alpha 1.0.11
"Noun" is an autonym! "Autological" is! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
Now supports ÅÄÖ! Now supports åäö! Between Alpha 1.0.15 and Alpha 1.2.0
OpenGL 1.1! OpenGL 1.2! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
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 1.0.12 and Alpha 1.0.14
SOPA means LOSER in Swedish SOPA means LOSER in Swedish! 1.3.1 (1.3-pre)
Superfragilisticexpialidocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
That's not a moon! That's no moon! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
Tyrian would love it! Tyrion would love it! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
When it's finished! It's finished! 1.0.0 (1.0RC1)
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)

Pocket Edition

Original splash Changed splash Version changed
Now with 100% more yellow text![27] 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

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


Splashes have been in Minecraft since Indev, with new ones regularly added, usually as part of major releases. Prior to Alpha 1.0.14, 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
Indev (February 23, 2010)  ?  ?  ? 106 One splash, "Check it out!", was listed twice prior to this version, in spots 22 and 51.
Alpha 1.0.0 53 2 0 159
Alpha 1.0.6Alpha 1.0.11 6 1 0 165
Alpha 1.0.12Alpha 1.0.14 34 2 0 199
Alpha 1.2.0 6 0 0 211
Alpha 1.2.3 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-pre1 35 0 1 260 The removed splash was the "Check it out!" duplicate on line 47.
1.0.0-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!"


Issues relating to “Splash” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.


  1. a b 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


  1. “@Ebeeto No, it's a reference to some juices.”@notch, Mar 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, Nov 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_, Nov 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, Oct 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, Apr 11, 2012
  10. “@KnightMiner Nope”@TheMogMiner, Apr 25, 2014
  11. “@rockpapershot your slogan is now a title screen splash text message as of the RC! #homagenottheft”@notch, Nov 14, 2011
  12. “@KnightMiner Also, "Popping tags!" is a reference to Macklemore's "Thrift Shop", not Jay-Z's "Popping Tags".”@TheMogMiner, Apr 25, 2014
  13. “We like molten cheese more than blood, so here is 16w21b: http://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. “"Stop being reasonable. You can't do that here, this is the internet. Act accordingly!" -- [REDACTED] Thanks, made my day.”@SeargeDP, Jun 10, 2014
  16. http://mcupdate.tumblr.com/post/20471062706
  17. “@Computermaster hidden message, perhaps?”@notch, May 19, 2011
  18. http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/463.html
  19. “@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, Apr 25, 2014
  20. “@KnightMiner routine on Russell Howard's Good News, done by Hannibal Buress, where he states, "I'm very influential in my circle."”@TheMogMiner, Apr 25, 2014
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlYoYxO0acc&t=10m25s
  22. https://mojang.com/2013/06/minecraft-snapshot-13w23a/
  23. http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=6273.0
  24. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Lel
  25. https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/588665039000707072
  26. https://twitter.com/shoghicp/status/591625251798310912
  27. “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, Jul 23, 2013

See also