"Alright, Joey. I'm here. Let's see if we can find what you wanted me to see."
Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 1 - Moving Pictures, better known as Chapter One: Moving Pictures or abbreviated as CH1, is the first chapter of Bendy and the Ink Machine. It was released on February 10, 2017, and available once on Game Jolt and Itch.io for any price, and was released on April 27, 2017 for free on Steam. It is the first chapter in the game and sets the tone for Chapter 2: The Old Song.
The first remastered update for Chapter 1 was released on April 18, 2017 along with Chapter 2's release. With the release of Chapter 3: Rise and Fall on September 28, 2017, Chapter 1 was updated again for the second remaster. Finally, Chapter 1 has been updated with major improvements and some new features with the release of Chapter 4: Colossal Wonders on April 30, 2018.
This first chapter sets the tone for the adventure ahead.
Solve the riddle. Escape the workshop.
Above all, fear the machine and survive.
The plot revolves around Henry first entering the studio and trying to find and activate the Ink Machine. Henry has to find six items to start the ritual. After this, Henry goes to the Ink Machine room only to get jumpscared by Ink Bendy. Henry tries to get out of the studio but falls onto the basement area and uses the axe to break down the wooden boards and go into the ritual room, only to faint on the ritual symbol painted on the floor afterwards, ending the chapter.
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"Discover Joey's Secret"
Explore the workshop until locating the Ink Machine Loading Dock. After getting into the room, Henry needs to find two power cells in order to lift the Ink Machine, they are located in the same room where Henry is. After finding the power cells, must put the power cells in a little machinery and lift the Ink Machine up.
"Turn On the Ink Machine"
After rising the Ink Machine, Henry must get out of the room and go back to the gate that was closed before, then turn left and go to the break room.
"Fix the Ink Machine"
This is the first and only puzzle in the chapter. Before activating the Ink Machine, Henry needs to find six objects:
These objects are placed throughout specified locations in the map, after getting all the items head again to the break room and put the items on the pedestals.
"Restore Ink Pressure"
Once Henry has collected all of the objects, go to the theater and restore the ink pressure.
"Turn on the Ink Machine"
Head back to the Power Room and pull the switch. Then, head back to the Ink Machine. The room will be blocked off due to planks. After getting closer to it, Henry will encounter Ink Bendy for the first time via a jumpscare, making Henry fall backward.
"Escape the Workshop"
After encountering Ink Bendy at the Ink Machine, run towards the exit. Henry will then fall through the floor, landing in a secret room.
"Drain the Ink"
The room Henry lands in is flooded with ink, and has to be drained by turning a pipe valve. As Henry goes further down, there will be two more flooded areas that will have to be drained to progress to the next area.
"Clear a New Path"
Once Henry has reached this room, break three more boards that blocked the door and then approach the Ritual Room. Finally, Henry will have quick flashbacks of the Ink Machine, a wheelchair, and Ink Bendy before fainting to complete the chapter.
- Before the release of Chapter 5: The Last Reel, the game was only available on Steam with Chapter 1 being available for free and all the others chapters being sold as DLC (downloadable content). This was replaced by the demo with the release of the final chapter.
- After all of the five chapters are completed for the full game, the Bendy and the Ink Machine demo, which only contains the first chapter, became available on Itch.io for free. It takes over 10 minutes or less to complete the demo. Upon finishing the demo, the ending displays the screen message:
|The title intro sounds for Chapter 1.|
|The old title intro sound for Chapter 1.|
The Old Song
Rise and Fall
The Last Reel
|Main series||Bendy and the Ink Machine (Version History) • Boris and the Dark Survival (Version History) • Bendy and the Dark Revival|
|Mobile spin-offs||Bendy in Nightmare Run (Version History)|
|Demos||BATIM Prototype Demo • PAX Demos|