|“||"Bendy and the Ink Machine™" is the first person puzzle action horror game that will forever ruin your childhood love of cartoons.||”|
— Steam's summary.
Chapter 1 was first released on February 10, 2017 on Game Jolt. Chapter 2 was released on April 18, 2017 along with Chapter 1's remastered update. Chapter 3 was released on September 28, 2017 along with newer updates on two previous chapters. The remaining two chapters presumably to be release somewhere around next year on 2018.
As of September 12, 2017, the game has been removed from Game Jolt and Itch.io, leaving the game only available on Steam.
"Bendy and the Ink Machine" is a first person puzzle action horror game that begins in the far days past of animation and ends in a very dark future.
Take on the role of Henry, an animator from long ago, returning to a forgotten place he never thought he would see again.
What follows.. is a mystery.
|Chapter 1: Moving Pictures||February 10, 2017|
|Chapter 2: The Old Song||April 18, 2017|
|Chapter 3: Rise and Fall||September 28, 2017|
|Chapter 4||N/A||2018 (presumption)|
|Chapter 5||N/A||2018 (presumption)|
|“||Inventive first-person horror.||”|
— PC Gamer
|“||Thrilling and hair-raising for every player!||”|
|“||The art in the game is downright fantastic!||”|
— Game Respawn
|“||While at times it can come across as pandering to YouTuber jump scare culture, the game offers an intriguing world, aesthetic, and story that we can't wait to see evolve in future chapters.||”|
— Rely on Horror
|The sound made when opening the menu.|
|The menu's ambiance.|
- On February 16, 2017, theMeatly announced the fan-art contest, allowing the fans to submit their fan-art for it. The contest expired on March 2. The winners' fan-art appeared in Chapter 2, and they also received a free copy for Chapter 2's release.
- The second art contest started on April 22 and expired on June 15.
- The third art contest started on October 14 and will end in December 20.
- For a short time from the game's Game Jolt page, the prototype soundtrack was available for download.