Bendy and the Ink Machine is a very creepy first person horror adventure in which you explore an old cartoon workshop you used to work in, where it appears some cartoons have taken on a life of their own.
Bendy and the Ink Machine is the brainchild of theMeatly, not only a great game developer, but a fantastic game development-focused comic artist too. It’s fitting then that theMeatly’s latest gaming offering is all about cartoons – even if these ones are more likely to make you run away in terror than laugh at them!
In the game you play Henry, a lifelong cartoonist who’s visiting an old friend who still owns the workshop you used to work in 30 years ago. Your friend is nowhere to be seen when you get there so you start to explore and enjoy the old memories. Some things are the same as you remember (even your old writing desk is there) but somethings are very different. There are ink splatters and pictures of Bendy (a Mickey Mouse-esque cartoon character) everywhere, and there’s also a mysterious ink machine that appears to be broken….
The first chapter of Bendy and the Ink Machine takes around 15 minutes to complete and is a riveting experience from start to finish. The atmosphere is very tense, the narrative is intriguing and the cheerful cartoony art style allows for some surprisingly big scares. By the end you’ll be dying for another chapter of this creepy cartoon caper and you’ll never look at Mickey Mouse in the same light again! Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, LMB – Interact
Available On: Windows, Mac & Linux
Gameplay Video: Here
Support The Game’s Development: Here