Nathan Adams (programmer)

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Nathan Adams
Adams at PAX Prime, 2012
Born (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 28)
Other namesDinnerbone
Known forDeveloper of Minecraft
Spouse(s)Aleksandra Zajac

Nathan "Dinnerbone" Adams (born 23 July 1991) is a British video game developer, who has been working on Minecraft since March 2012.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Adams was born in Shrewsbury, England on 23 July 1991. He says that he learned programming at age 10 by creating MSN bots.[3]


After finishing secondary school, he was rejected from college, so found a job with a small web development company. He was then hired by Curse, where he worked on the Minecraft server modification CraftBukkit.[4] Mojang then took full control of and hired the CraftBukkit team to work on a modding API,[5] which allowed mod developers easier access to the Minecraft game files.[6] He was hired on 28 February 2012[1] and started work on 27 March.[2] He quit work on Minecraft in October 2015[7] to work on a new Minecraft application launcher, and joined back in February 2017.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Aleksandra "MissMarzenia" Zajac, the project manager at Mojang. They have one son, who was born on 2 October 2016.[10] Adams is red-green colourblind. On 21 March 2019, Adams became a Swedish citizen.[11]


  1. ^ a b Burgensten, Jens (28 February 2012). "Minecraft Team Strengthened!". Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Nathan Adams [@Dinnerbone] (27 March 2012). "Arrived at Mojang HQ and did the awkward handshake dance with @notch and some other mojangsters" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Demmer, Robert (20 February 2014). "Chatting with Nathan Adams and Erik Broes of Minecraft". Jet Brains. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ Davied, Marsh (11 November 2012). "The Future of Minecraft: what lies ahead for the all-conquering sandbox game?". PC Gamer (246). Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  5. ^ Chalk, Andy (21 August 2014). "Minecraft Bukkit team lead tries to end development, but Mojang steps in". PC Gamer. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  6. ^ Purchese, Robert (29 February 2012). "Mojang hires Bukkit server-mod team to make official Minecraft API". Eurogamer. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  7. ^ Nathan Adams [@Dinnerbone] (16 October 2015). "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!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ Nathan Adams [@Dinnerbone] (7 February 2017). "Spent today moving desks at Mojang... Oh hey, I'm rejoining the Minecraft PC team! It's been so long, so much has changed!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ "Minecraft Developer Explains Mojang's Viewpoint On Mods". Attack of Fanboy. 1 May 2015.
  10. ^ Nathan Adams [@Dinnerbone] (2 October 2016). "Hello, world" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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