The inky abyss is a location on Level 14 from Chapter 3 of Bendy and the Ink Machine. It only becomes accessible after completing all of "Alice's" previous tasks.


As its name suggests, the entire area is flooded with ink. Five inky hearts are spread throughout the abyss, along with multiple projectors, all of which play looped clips from the "Tombstone Picnic" cartoon from Bendy's show. Multiple numbers of "Butcher Gang" enemy corpses are seen laying on every pool of ink. Near the entrance is a valve that can be accessed by breaking three boards in the back. Turning this valve will drain the ink that blocks off the sunken room. A broken headset and an audio log left behind by Norman Polk are found near the spot where The Projectionist first appears.


Henry is sent down here to collect five hearts for his final task for "Alice". However, the Projectionist wanders around the inky abyss, requiring Henry to be cautious while moving, which is hindered by his reduced movement speed in the ink. Once Henry has collected all five hearts, "Alice" will tell him to come back and drop them off at entrance transfer bin at the inner sanctum on Level 9.


  • From the other wooden crate next to the one with Norman's audio log, there is a broken pair of headphones referencing the YouTuber TZKUnit.
  • There is a bug that causes The Projectionist to ignore you, and if you attract him near the stairs and come back to the stairs he will be stuck in air.


26...Inky Abyss

26. Inky Abyss

Bendy and the Ink Machine
Chapter 1
Art DepartmentArt RoomBasementBoris' RoomBreak RoomDisorganized AreaHenry's DeskInk Machine RoomMini WorkroomNarrowed RoomPentagram RoomProjector ClosetProjector RoomPub RoomStaircase RoomSmall OfficeWorkroom
Chapter 2
BalconyCorridor MazeEntrance HallFlooded SewersHall ClosetInfirmaryInky HallInk PoolMusic Department HallMusic Writing RoomOrgan RoomPool RoomProjection BoothRecording BoothRecording StudioRitual RoomS3 VaultSammy's OfficeSammy's RoomSammy's SanctuaryStairwellUppercase RoomUtility Shaft 9
Chapter 3
Level K: Alice's RoomAngel Path RoomDark HallwayDemon Path RoomHeavenly Toys RoomIndoor BalconyL-Shaped HallwayPower HallwaySafehouseStairways 3Toy Machine RoomToy StorageTrailer Room

Level 11: Ink-River StationStairways 2Waiting Room
Level P: Lobby AreaOperation RoomSmall WorkshopStairways 1Sunken Room
Level 9: Blocked RoomFlooded MorgueInner SanctumTorture Room
Level 14: Inky AbyssInk Maze
Level S: Accounting & Finance

Chapter 4
Attraction StorageBallroomCavernCostume ClosetHaunted HouseLoungeMaintenanceManagement OfficePillar RoomPlanning RoomResearch and DesignSpiral StairwayStorage 9Structure RoomThe ArchivesVents
Bendy LandGentJoey Drew Studios
theMeatly's Room
Bendy in Nightmare Run
Bendy Walks the PlankDeath and TaxisSoup Gone BadDewey Decimated