The horror adventure game Bendy and the Ink Machine has been captivating fans since its release in 2017. Developed by Kindly Beast and published by Joey Drew Studios, players take on the role of Henry as he attempts to uncover the mysteries surrounding an abandoned animation studio. With its eerie atmosphere, thrilling story, and unique puzzles, Bendy and the Ink Machine is an unforgettable gaming experience that is sure to keep you hooked until the end.
Atmosphere and Graphics
The atmosphere of Bendy and the Ink Machine is incredibly spooky. Taking place in a dilapidated cartoon studio, players explore dimly lit locations filled with sinister drawings, unsettling audio cues, and haunting animations. The environment really contributes to the horror aesthetic as you slowly piece together what happened at the studio before your arrival. The game’s graphics further enhance this creepy vibe; utilizing a 1930s art-deco style complete with hand drawn characters and scenery.
The graphics help set Bendy apart from other similar games; giving it visuals that truly make it standout within the genre. Additionally, brilliant use of lighting throughout helps create visual tension within each new area you explore. Particularly during some of its more intense moments, Bendy uses lighting to maximum effect— creating shadows that hint at what may be lurking behind them.
In Bendy And The Ink Machine’s story mode you are cast as Henry: a former employee of Joey Drew Studios who receives an invitation from his old boss to return to their abandoned facility. Upon arrival Henry falls into a strange world filled with ink monsters— all presumably created by some monstrous ink machine located within the studio’s depths.
Players soon learn that their task is twofold: first they must unravel how this harrowing landscape came about in