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"On the plus side, I got a new character I think people are going to love."
- Henry Stein
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This article is about the location. For the object, see Ink Machine.

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"This lift could use a few dry cells."
Henry upon entering the room,
Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 1

The Ink Machine loading dock is a huge location from Chapter 1 in Bendy and the Ink Machine as a part of Joey Drew Studios.

Background

Apparently the area where the machine was to be used most, the large studio loading dock, as the name implies, serves as the location where goods come and go within Joey Drew Studios. It doubles as a secondary housing for the Ink Machine to be operated by the studio's menial workers and mechanics of the company known as Gent.

The inaccessible lift/dock area is the largest section of the room, cluttered with various pipes, barrels and crates scattered around the area. The titular machine's lift mechanisms can be seen on the left side of the room, along with a planning board and large pallet of cement bags. There is a massive door at the back of the dock, supposedly from the delivery of the Ink Machine itself. In the center of the dock, there is a large shaft which the Ink Machine can be lifted out of by numerous chains. The shaft passes through a hallway leading to Sammy Lawrence's lair, the trailer room, the spiral stairway and opens up above the giant Ink Machine, where the Ink Machine stops descending.

The only accessible area in this room is a balcony near the top, with a lever that powers the lift. On the left side, there is a Bendy cutout, a shelf and a chest. On the right side, there is a barrel and a plug box with two battery slots. A pipe can be seen in the back with a "DANGER: KEEP OUT" sign above it.

In between the hallway and the balcony, there is a small hallway. Near the hallway, there is a barrel and some ink cans. In the entrance, an "Ink Output Schedule" chart signed by Thomas Connor, which states that the Ink Machine used 423 gallons (or roughly 1,601 liters) in one week. There is a pipe in the middle of the floor which says "WATCH YOUR STEP". Near it, there is another "DANGER: KEEP OUT" sign and a dresser.

Gameplay

Bendy and the Ink Machine

Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

This is the place where Henry must visit before heading for the break room. To pull the Ink Machine out, Henry must find two batteries on the balcony. One is on the shelf, and the other is in the chest. Henry must collect six items scattered throughout the workshop, restore the ink pressure in the projector room, then finally switch it on via a switch in the break room for activating the Ink Machine.

Two items can be found in this room:

  • Gear - Located in the chest next to the battery.
  • Dry Cell - Located in the chest of the Gear or any other randomized item.

Upon re-visiting the room after activating the Ink Machine from pulling the switch in the break room, Henry notices the entrance blocked by multiple boards. The floor within this room is also covered with several ink stains, a result by the activation of the Ink Machine itself. Ink Bendy suddenly pops out behind the blocked entrance and knocks Henry over before the entire workshop starts flooding with ink.

Trivia

  • After completing the puzzle to activate the Ink Machine, there are what appears to be a few ink-stained, human footprints, made from a possible mysterious ink creature who is likely responsible for blocking the entrance with boards after walking out from the lunch room.
    • The footprints are first introduced in Chapter 1's first remastered update. The footprints are removed upon Chapter 3's release and re-added in the update patch 1.3.1.3.
  • The entrance from previous updates lacks the surrounding boards and the room's sign is connected from above.
  • The room appears to be boarded up from the inside in the prototype version, while it was boarded up from the outside in the updated version.
  • This room was supposed to barricade itself after Ink Bendy breaks down all the boards. This idea was scrapped for reasons.
  • The Ink Machine is being carried by chains, and every chapter after this the player can enter a room to see the Ink Machine lowering down.
  • This location, along with the studio entrance, Joey Drew's apartment, and the Lost Harbor, are the only four locations featuring light from the outside world.
  • The Ink Machine dock is called a barn in the game files.

Map

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Audio

Description Audio
The prototype ambiance for the ink machine running.
The prototype ambiance for the ink machine after Ink Bendy appears.
The current looped sound of the Ink Machine running.
The sound of the sparks from the Ink Machine.
The sound of the Ink Machine's ascent concluding.
The sound of the Ink Machine being lifted from the darkness.


The Cycle
Bendy and the Ink Machine
Chapter 1
Animation DepartmentArt RoomBasementBreak RoomCorridor PathsDissection RoomFoyerHidden HallInk Machine Loading DockRitual RoomProjector ClosetLunch RoomSmall OfficeTheater
Chapter 2
Boiler RoomCorridor MazeHall ClosetInfirmaryMusic Department EntranceMusic Writers' RoomOffice of Sammy LawrenceOrgan RoomPool RoomProjection BoothsRecording StudioS3 VaultSacrifice RoomSammy's SanctuaryT-Shaped CorridorUtility Shaft 9
Chapter 3
Accounting & FinanceAlice's Toy RoomAngel PathDemon PathExit HallwaysFlooded MorgueHeavenly Toys RoomIndoor BalconyInky AbyssInner ChamberL-Shaped HallwayLobby WorkshopLunch Room 2Metro StationPower HallwaySafehouseSmall Accounting OfficeStairwaysSunken RoomToy Machine RoomTorture RoomToy StorageTrailer Room
Chapter 4
The ArchivesAttraction StorageBallroomCavernCostume ClosetHaunted HouseLounge & HideoutMaintenanceManagement OfficePlanning RoomResearch and DesignSpiral StairwayStorage 9Storage RoomVents
Chapter 5
Administration LobbyAdministration MazeBarge PortDivided HallwayFilm VaultGent Home OfficeGiant Ink Machine EntranceIndustrial MazeInk Machine Pumping StationInk RiverLost HarborOffice of Joey DrewPrisonStone CorridorThrone Room
Misc.
Henry's DeskInaccessible Locations
Boris and the Dark Survival
Main hub
DungeonsGolden Days GalleryRestroomsSafehouse
Levels
Regular LevelsAlice Angel LevelThe Projectionist LevelLevel 414Lost One Level
Bendy and the Dark Revival
Chapter 1
Coming soon.
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