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"Nathan" redirects here. For the previous Mojang employee, see Nathan Gilbert.
"Dinnerbone" redirects here. For the Easter egg, see Easter eggs.

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

Marc Watson[7][8]

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

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

In October 2015, he announced that he would be "taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months."[16] Later, in February 2016, he further elaborated that though he would continue on other projects at Mojang, he had left the Minecraft team.[17][18] During this time, he worked on the 2017 native launcher. On February 6, 2017, Dinnerbone confirmed he had rejoined the Minecraft team.[19] On July 30, 2022, he claimed that he had been off work for 1.5 years for his health.[20]


Nathan Adams is originally from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom.[21] He says he learned programming through creating MSN bots at age 10.[6][22] After finishing secondary school, Dinnerbone was rejected from college,[23] 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 Studios.[24] Aleksandra Zajac (MissMarzenia) is his fiancée.[25] He announced on August 24, 2016 that he and Aleksandra were expecting a baby boy.[26][27] The baby was later born on October 2, 2016.[28]


Dinnerbone in the Java Account Migration videos


  • Dinnerbone is red-green colorblind, the most common type of colorblindness.[21][29]
    • This reason is why rubies were replaced by emeralds.
  • Dinnerbone's username is a tribute to an old friend of his named Teabone (T-bone).[21][30]
  • Dinnerbone's favorite color is blue, his favorite foods are lasagna and pizza,[21] and his "guilty pleasure" is milkshakes.[31]
  • Dinnerbone hates fish[32] and ketchup.[31]
  • Dinnerbone does not drink alcohol.[33]
  • If the player names any mob with a name tag with the name "Dinnerbone", the mob flips upside down. This naturally extends to himself. A similar effect is applied when naming a mob "Grumm".
  • Dinnerbone could sometimes be found on the MindCrack server with other famous YouTubers.
  • Dinnerbone was a member of the popular Hermitcraft server during its early days.
  • Dinnerbone's bodyguard in a Java Account Move video flipped him right side up. He remains this way throughout both migration videos.
  • In a Java Account Move video, someone asked Dinnerbone if he was LunchMuscle.



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


  1. Special:Diff/454363
  2. https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/credits
  3. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/1108770001660579841
  4. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/1058396032000770048
  5. "Achievement get: First person to have multiple Minecraft games on his Mojang account. dinnerbone.com/media/uploads…"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, July 16, 2013
  6. a b https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask_me/ce4xre4?context=1
  7. Special:Diff/329409
  8. "Learned how to edit the Minecraft wiki. Am I doing it right?"@Marc_IRL (Marc Watson) on X, June 18, 2012
  9. https://www.reddit.com/r/MCPE/wiki/devs
  10. https://www.mojang.com/2012/02/minecraft-team-strengthened/
  11. http://forums.bukkit.org/threads/bukkit-the-next-chapter.62489/
  12. "Arrived at Mojang HQ and did the awkward handshake dance with @notch and some other mojangsters"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, March 7, 2012
  13. a b "So I'm thinking it's time for me to actually have a real Minecraft skin, and not this silly upside down one. To the pixelmakingmachine!"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, September 30, 2012
  14. a b https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask_me/ce4vtm7/
  15. "Things I've learned this week: Turn your avatar upside down, and you'll get lots of messages from helpful people pointing it out to you."@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, September 13, 2013
  16. "After that I'm taking a break from Minecraft PC development for a few months. I will be focusing on the new launcher & other cool projects!"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, October 15, 2015
  17. "@half_decent I don't work on Minecraft anymore :)"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, February 19, 2016
  18. https://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/46o3j1/i_dont_work_on_minecraft_anymore_dinnerbone_on/
  19. "Spent today moving desks at Mojang... Oh hey, I'm rejoining the Minecraft PC team! It's been so long, so much has changed!"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, February 6, 2017
  20. "To those mailing/tweeting/DMing/etc me blaming & insulting me about some Minecraft stuff: I've been off work for 1.5 years for my health. I physically can't get out of bed most of the time and it's getting worse by the day. I have nothing to do with anything you're upset over."@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, July 30, 2022
  21. a b c d http://dinnerbone.com/media/uploads/2013-02/screenshots/twitch_faq.png
  22. http://blog.jetbrains.com/blog/2014/02/20/chatting-with-nathan-adams-and-erik-broes-of-minecraft/
  23. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask_me/ce5pwb1?context=1
  24. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/s0pqt/i_am_nathan_adams_aka_dinnerbone_developer_of/c4a68cn?context=1
  25. "@Evangeder @KebabuTurka My fiancee, @MissMarzenia, is polish :)"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, May 7, 2013
  26. "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 (Nathan Adams) on X, August 24, 2016
  27. "(It's gonna be a boy. If it were a girl, it'd be "Wednesday Adams" no question.)"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, August 24, 2016
  28. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/782527672010276864
  29. http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/archive/future-updates/384441-1-5-new-blocks-items?comment=11
  30. "@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 (Nathan Adams) on X, September 19, 2012
  31. a b "My guilty pleasure is milkshakes. I love milkshakes. Today I went to go get a nice strawberry milkshake at this new place that opened near me. They accidentally used ketchup instead of strawberry jam and oh my gosh do I hate ketchup. What a mistake to make! 🤢"@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, December 1, 2018
  32. "@PoiPoiChen Just minecraft fishing mechanic. Not real fishing! I hate fish. :("@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, August 4, 2013
  33. "@DisBeJosh I don't drink. :("@Dinnerbone (Nathan Adams) on X, February 22, 2014