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See TheMeatly (disambiguation) for other related uses.

"Hey guys, I'm theMeatly, I'm a gamer, I'm a game developer and... I'm a puppet."
theMeatly's introduction quote.

Paul Crawford (born September 9th 1987), better known as theMeatly is the lead creator of the game Bendy and the Ink Machine as well as the founder of Kindly Beast (formally known as theMeatly Games), along with Mike Mood. He is a game developer, a comic artist, and a puppeteer recognition throughout the whole blog.


TheMeatly, whose real name is Paul Crawford, is a game developer, a comic artist, a puppeteer and a compositor. He was born in the United-States and he currently lives in Ontario, Canada which is where is located his company "Kindly Beast".

He appeared on the internet for the first time in 2014 with the creation of his company. At the time, TheMeatly was known as a webcomic writer and penciler for the comic series of the same name focusing on his own life as a game developer.

TheMeatly also has a YouTube channel that despite being created in 2014 started to be active only on 2015.  His videos consists of musics (MeatlyMusic), songs, gameplays, top ten videos and trailer and announcement related to his games. When he shows up in his videos, TheMeatly uses a hand-puppet version of his comic character to represent himself.

He released in 2016 his first game "MeatlyMakes" which is again based on his webcomic, in this game, the player plays as TheMeatly and must create a game while avoiding the troubles.

In the end of 2016, he worked with his friend Mike Mood on the game Bendy and the Ink Machine.  The game was finished and released on multiple devices in late October 2018 and became an instant success, giving a lot more notoriety to TheMeatly Games Ltd. and to TheMeatly.

Known Works

  • Game design
  • Writer / Story editor
  • Artist
  • Game mechanics
  • 3D
  • Animations
  • Audio
  • Music
  • Voice acting for known characters:
  • Social media management
  • Two songs: “Making a Game” and “I Lost a Comma”


  • theMeatly's favorite food is bacon, which explains the presence of Bacon Soup in the series.
  • His birthday is September 9th.
  • theMeatly appears in Bendy and the Ink Machine as an Easter Egg multiple times.
    • In Chapter 5, he is listed in the appointment schedule as "That Puppet Guy" at 3:30.
  • theMeatly plays the voice of Henry, and including several other voices.
    • On the Q&A video, when asked if theMeatly voices Henry, theMeatly jokingly says "I can't confirm or deny that" using Henry's voice.
    • He also tried to voice Shawn Flynn, however he couldn't get the accent right.
  • theMeatly is aware about the Bendy and the Ink Machine Wiki. He, and even Mike Mood, retweeted the Wiki founder's tweet announcing said Wiki's creation.[2]
    • theMeatly also tweeted his review on the Wiki, praising how great the staff members run the Wiki with other users' collaboration, and even reminded everyone not to trust everything on all Wiki's pages due to containing some false info that has yet to be solved/removed.[3]




From his YouTube channel


  2. "so so awesome :) wow! I'm so glad people are enjoying Bendy so much! :D" - theMeatly. February 15, 2017. Twitter.
  3. "OH! Just wanted to throw this out there! The awesome people on the Bendy Fan Wiki are doing a great job overall, but I just wanted to remind everyone that you can't believe everything you read on there. :) Quite a few untrue things floating around... :P" - theMeatly. January 12, 2018. Twitter.
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