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Nathan Adams
Real name

Nathan Adams

Date of birth

July 23, 1991 (age 30)[1]


Game developer





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

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

A common trope attributed to Dinnerbone is that he is commonly displayed as being upside-down.[9][10] His Twitter avatar is flipped[11] and his user model, as well as any mob named "Dinnerbone", will be rendered upside-down.[10]

In October 2015 he announced that he would be "taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months."[12] Later, in February 2016, he further elaborated that though he would continue on other projects at Mojang, he had left the Minecraft team.[13][14]


Nathan Adams is originally from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.[15] He says he learned programming through creating MSN bots at age 10.[3][16] After finishing secondary school, Dinnerbone was rejected from college,[17] so he found a job with a tiny web development company but was made redundant after a few years. Shortly after starting Bukkit, Dinnerbone was hired by Curse where he worked until joining Mojang.[18] Aleksandra Zajac (MissMarzenia) is his fiancée.[19] He announced on August 24, 2016 that he and Aleksandra were expecting a baby boy.[20][21] The baby was later born on October 2, 2016.[22]


  • Dinnerbone is red-green colorblind, the most common type of colorblindness.[15][23]
  • Dinnerbone's username is a tribute to an old friend of his named Teabone (T-bone).[15][24]
  • Dinnerbone's favorite color is blue and his favorite foods are lasagna and pizza.[15]
  • Dinnerbone hates fish.[25]
  • Dinnerbone doesn't drink alcohol.[26]
  • If you name any mob with a name tag with the name "Dinnerbone", the animal will flip upside down. This naturally extends to himself. Same logic applies for naming a mob "Grumm".
  • Dinnerbone can sometimes be found on Mindcrack with other famous youtubers.



  1. Special:Diff/454363
  2. “Achievement get: First person to have multiple Minecraft games on his Mojang account. dinnerbone.com/media/uploads…” – @Dinnerbone, Jul 16, 2013
  3. a b https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask_me/ce4xre4?context=1
  4. Special:Diff/329409
  5. “Learned how to edit the Minecraft wiki. Am I doing it right?” – @Marc_IRL, Jun 18, 2012
  6. https://mojang.com/2012/02/minecraft-team-strengthened/
  7. http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/bukkit-the-next-chapter.62489/
  8. “Arrived at Mojang HQ and did the awkward handshake dance with @notch and some other mojangsters” – @Dinnerbone, Mar 7, 2012
  9. a b “So I'm thinking it's time for me to actually have a real Minecraft skin, and not this silly upside down one. To the pixelmakingmachine!” – @Dinnerbone, Sep 30, 2012
  10. a b https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask_me/ce4vtm7/
  11. “Things I've learned this week: Turn your avatar upside down, and you'll get lots of messages from helpful people pointing it out to you.” – @Dinnerbone, Sep 13, 2013
  12. “After that I'm taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months. I will be focusing on the new launcher & other cool projects!” – @Dinnerbone, Oct 15, 2015
  13. “@half_decent I don't work on Minecraft anymore :)” – @Dinnerbone, Feb 19, 2016
  14. https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/46o3j1/i_dont_work_on_minecraft_anymore_dinnerbone_on/
  15. a b c d http://dinnerbone.com/media/uploads/2013-02/screenshots/twitch_faq.png
  16. http://blog.jetbrains.com/blog/2014/02/20/chatting-with-nathan-adams-and-erik-broes-of-minecraft/
  17. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask_me/ce5pwb1?context=1
  18. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/s0pqt/i_am_nathan_adams_aka_dinnerbone_developer_of/c4a68cn?context=1
  19. “@Evangeder @KebabuTurka My fiancee, @MissMarzenia, is polish :)” – @Dinnerbone, May 7, 2013
  20. “Lots of people asking why I won't be going to Minecon. It's because I'll be too busy learning how to use these!” – @Dinnerbone, August 24, 2016
  21. “(It's gonna be a boy. If it were a girl, it'd be "Wednesday Adams" no question.)” – @Dinnerbone, August 24, 2016
  22. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/782527672010276864
  23. http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/archive/future-updates/384441-1-5-new-blocks-items?comment=11
  24. “@XxzJackozxX I once, long ago when I was new to the whole interwebs thing, knew a cool guy named Teabone. I took this name in respect to him” – @Dinnerbone, Sep 19, 2012
  25. “@PoiPoiChen Just minecraft fishing mechanic. Not real fishing! I hate fish. :(” – @Dinnerbone, Aug 4 2013
  26. “@DisBeJosh I don't drink. :(” – @Dinnerbone, Feb 22, 2014