The sunken room is a location from Chapter 3 in Bendy and the Ink Machine. It is located on Level P.


The stairs will lead down to the room consisting of a round table with a bucket of ink, a small blob of ink, a book with Bendy's picture printed on the front cover, and an audio log recorded by Henry himself. Some walls and the entire floor are covered with ink splats.

Some Searchers can spawn outside of the room's entrance.


The room is located near the entrance to Level P after the first set of stairs, and was first seen flooded up with ink. To drain the ink out, Henry must go to Level 14, then the right stairway after getting off the elevator, turn right, and break the wooden planks blocking the way to a hidden valve.

After activating the valve, Henry has to return to the room where the ink has drained. Inside it is a tape that he recorded 30 years ago, where he vents his frustration at Joey Drew's "just believe" mindset and reveals that he made up an idea of a new character, in which he believes that people will love.


  • Clicking on Henry's audio log to listen will unlock the "Long Forgotten Self" achievement.
  • The location's official name can be found in the achievement's old description when looking into the Steam achievement manger software: "Unearthed the sunken room"


20...Sunken Room

20. Sunken Room


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 9Storage RoomStructure RoomThe ArchivesVents
Bendy LandGentJoey Drew Studios
theMeatly's Room
Bendy in Nightmare Run
Bendy Walks the PlankDeath and TaxisSoup Gone BadDewey Decimated