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News by Lindsay M.

At first glance, Bendy and the Ink Machine seems like a sweet, darling game. The sepia-soaked inky world oozes with antique charm. I mean, it’s set in a cartoon studio for crying out loud — think early Disney. And it’s creator is TheMeatly, known for his webcomics with a distinctive style that is decidedly not spooky.

But then Bendy happens and you will assuredly jump in your seat. Here’s a trailer from last Halloween:

Currently available as an episodic title via Steam, Bendy and the Ink Machine has three chapters available so far (the first one is free!) with the fourth on its way soon. Well over 6,000 players have rated the game on the “very” end of positive, and it’s got a huge — and amazingly artistic! — fan base on social media.

Well, the end is nigh. Bendy and the Ink Machine must be complete at some stage, and the curtain to set to close on the tale following a fifth chapter. But it’s never really the end, is it? I am extremely excited to share that the title will be available as one complete package later this year for consoles — the PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One. With the help of Rooster Teeth, Bendy will be available for each as both a digital and physical release. Here’s the official announcement for your viewing pleasure:

Watch out for the names attached to the project, as I expect they will do great things in the future. Aside from the man behind TheMeatly, there is TheMeatly Games co-founder and Bendy programmer Mike Mood, 3D artist Dan Tozer, developer Matt Goles, and designer Gavin McCarthy. Watching the team grow slowly with Bendy and the Ink Machine’s continuing success has been an affirmation of up-and-comers to the video game industry.

– Lindsay M.
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