The Research and Design or R&D Access is a location from Chapter 4 of Bendy and the Ink Machine.


The Research and Design is a large room with the Butcher Gang enemies. It also has two branching rooms. One with a switch for the Haunted House and an Audio Log and the other with a power switch.


After hitting the first switch, Henry will return to the Haunted House power panel and activate the second switch. This will grant him access to the Research and Design. Henry will enter and will tell himself to try and distract the Butcher Gang so that he can reach the two rooms. Henry must obtain empty Bacon Soup cans to do this. There are about 10 on the balcony surrounding the middle area. Henry only needs to throw them in the direction he wants the Butcher Gang to go. They'll follow it and he can sneak in unnoticed.

The first room Henry must enter is on the left. This is the structure room. Henry must hit the switch in this to activate the third Haunted House lever. But Henry will not be able to leave and so he will have to go to the second room.

Henry will throw an empty Bacon Soup can again to distract the gang. He can then get into the second room. This consist of two Empty Bacon Soup cans and a power switch. Actiavting this will open the door above him and allow him to leave.


  • There are two cans of Bacon Soup in this room. One is found behind three Empty Bacon Soup cans on a barrel near the entrance, and the other on a railing right next to it.
  • There is a Giant Hand in this room which could be the same as the one in Chapter 5: The Last Reel however it appears to be non moving in this room.


Research and Design


Bendy and the Ink Machine
Chapter 1
Art DepartmentArt RoomBasementBoris' RoomBreak RoomDisorganized AreaHenry's DeskHidden HallInk Machine RoomMini WorkroomNarrowed RoomPentagram RoomProjector ClosetProjector RoomPub RoomStaircase RoomSmall OfficeWorkroom
Chapter 2
BalconyCorridor MazeFlooded SewersHall ClosetInfirmaryInk PoolMusic Department EntranceMusic Writing RoomOrgan RoomPool RoomProjection BoothRecording BoothRecording StudioS3 VaultSammy's OfficeSammy's RoomSammy's Sacrifice RoomSammy's SanctuaryStairwellT-Shaped CorridorUppercase 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
The ArchivesAttraction StorageBallroomCavernCostume ClosetHaunted HouseLoungeMaintenanceManagement OfficePillar RoomPlanning RoomResearch and DesignSpiral StairwayStorage 9Storage RoomStructure RoomVents
Chapter 5
AdministrationAppointment LobbyFilm VaultGent Home OfficeGiant Ink Machine EntranceGiant Ink Machine RoomInk RiverJoey Drew's ApartmentJoey Drew's OfficeLost HarborPrisonThrone Room
Bendy LandGentJoey Drew Studios
TheMeatly's Room
Bendy in Nightmare Run
Bendy Walks the PlankDeath and TaxisSoup Gone BadDewey Decimated