Bendy and the Ink Machine (BATIM) is an episodic survival horror title developed by "TheMeatly Games". The game is set in 1966 and features bleak visuals. Henry, a retired cartoonist, returns to his old studio after receiving a message from his friend Joey. Unfortunately, the reunion doesn't go according to plan and nightmarish cartoon characters come to life. Your goal is to escape this twisted world before it's too late.
BATIM's first chapter released in February 2017, and its final chapter is scheduled to launch in the coming months. Rooster Teeth Games will be publishing the title — after the fifth and final chapter is completed — on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 in October 2018. This package should contain all episodes.
Gameplay takes place through the first-person perspective and revolves around solving puzzles, exploring the environment, and even fighting off various creations. While the visuals are bleak, they have a cartoon aesthetic which makes them rather unique. Imagine if Cuphead was a first-person adventure. That's the feeling you get when playing BATIM.
Hopefully the game will be a polished experience when it launches on consoles. Porting a PC game over to Xbox One and other platforms presents its own set of challenges. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more about the console versions. Hopefully the game will feature Xbox One X support and look crisp on a 4K display.
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