How Instant Gaming works

Speaking with some of your friends who are passionate about video games, you have come across Instant Gaming , an Internet site where you can buy games in digital copy. Having never heard of it before, you were amazed when you noticed that the game you bought a few days ago in the store, on Instant Gaming is on sale at a 50% discount. Attracted by the possibility of buying games for a few tens of euros and, above all, to learn more about how this platform works, you did some research on the Web and you ended up straight on this guide of mine. Well, if so, let me tell you you’ve come to the right place at the right time!

With today’s tutorial, in fact, I will explain how Instant Gaming works by indicating, first of all, the detailed procedure to create your account. In addition, I’ll show you how to buy a game, including all the payment methods available to you, including the IG credits you can earn for free by doing certain activities. Finally, I will tell you how to open a ticket in case of problems with your orders and I will give you some “tips” to use Instant Gaming from smartphones and tablets. How do you say? Have I intrigued you and you can’t wait to find out more? So let’s not waste any more time chatting and let’s get to the heart of the matter immediately.

Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you see fit and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Follow the instructions I am about to give you carefully, try to put them into practice and I assure you that not only will you be able to buy your favorite games at super discounted prices, but you will be able to start playing a few minutes after your order. Happy reading and, above all, have fun!


  • What is Instant Gaming
  • Create an Instant Gaming account
  • Earning IG credits
  • Add funds to your account
  • Purchase a game on Instant Gaming
  • In case of problems
  • Use Instant Gaming from smartphones and tablets

What is Instant Gaming

Before going into the details of this guide and telling you  how Instant Gaming works , it is necessary to make a necessary premise by explaining what this service is and if it is legal and reliable.

Instant Gaming cannot be defined as a real digital store. In fact, it is a site on which it is possible to buy digital copies of video games which, subsequently, can be downloaded from external platforms, such as Origin , Steam or Uplay . The peculiarity of this platform lies in the selling price of the games which, in some cases, are also discounted by 50% compared to the market price.

For this reason, many wonder if Instant Gaming is a legal service and if the game activation codes are official. The answer is yes to both questions. In fact, the activation keys sold on Instant Gaming were previously purchased from authorized resellers, such as the aforementioned Origin, Steam or Uplay.

The purchase in large quantities and the digitization of video games allow the Instant Gaming staff to save on physical warehouse and logistics costs and, consequently, to offer a game at heavily discounted prices. After the purchase, the activation code of the title is immediately provided. In case of problems, you can receive immediate assistance and, if problems persist, obtain a full refund of the amount spent.

Create an Instant Gaming account

To create an account on Instant Gaming , connected to the official website of the service , click on the item My account present at the top right and, in the new screen displayed, choose whether to register using a Facebook account , a Google account or an email address .

In the first case, click on the Facebook logo , press the Continue as [name] button , place the check mark next to  I accept the Terms and Privacy policy and press the Submit button to access your account. If, on the other hand, you prefer to use your Google account, click on the Google logo , select the account of your interest and press the Allow button to allow Instant Gaming to access your personal information.

As mentioned above, you can also create an Instant Gaming account using your email address. If so, click on My Account and choose the option  Manually register an IG account . In the new open page, enter the required data in the fields Name , Surname , Your email , Your password , Address , City , Postal code and Date of birth , then affix the check mark required to accept the terms of the service and the privacy policy and presses the Submit and OK buttons  .

Now, log into your inbox, locate the email sent by Instant Gaming and click the Activate Account button to complete the registration and activate your account. Press the OK button under the heading  Your account has been activated! And that’s it.

Earning IG credits

It will be useful to know that on Instant Gaming it is possible to earn IG credits to spend on the purchase of games.

To start earning credits, log into your account and click on the IG Credits item in the main menu. On the newly opened page, you can see a list of options that allow you to earn funds to add to your account. For example, putting Likes the Facebook page of Instant Gaming, you can earn 0.10 euro. To do this, pause with the mouse pointer on the item + € 0.10 relating to the option  Put a like on our Facebook page and press the Go button , then press the Continue as button [name] , put the Like on the page and the game is done.

Alternatively, you can earn IG credits through affiliations. By clicking on the Affiliations item in the main menu, your affiliate link is available that you can share on social networks or send to your friends. Furthermore, by scrolling down the page, there is also a section to create banners to place on your website and increase your chance to earn credits. By doing this you can earn 3% from every sale made by your affiliate link and 1% from every sale made by the friends you sponsor.

Add funds to your account

Adding funds to your account is a procedure that allows you to make purchases on Instant Gaming without using your credit card or without adding a payment method to your account. In fact, by recharging with  Paysafecard or using  Instant Gaming Gift Cards , it is possible to recharge your account and use the available credit to complete the purchase of a game.

To add new funds to your account, select the IG Credit item in the main menu and locate the  Redeem a Gift Card section . Then enter the code of your gift card in the Code field and press the Send button to add the relative amount to your account.

Alternatively, if you want to top up your Instant Gaming account with Paysafecard, click on the IG credit item , press the Go button relating to the option Top  up your account with PaysafeCard and, in the new screen displayed, select the amount of your interest between 10 , 25 , 50 euros or other amount . It will be useful to know that a fee of 0.70 euros is applied for every 10 euros of top-up.

Once you have chosen the amount of your interest, press the Pay button , enter your Paysafecard account data in the Username and Password fields and press the Login button to access your account and complete the top-up.

Purchase a game on Instant Gaming

Once you have created your account, you are ready to  purchase a game on Instant Gaming . If you have not already done so, connected to the main page of the service , click on the item My account at the top right, enter your login details in the Email and Password fields and press the OK button to access your account.

On the Instant Gaming main page, you can view a list of games available for pre-order, a box on the right with the game of the day, and the Bestsellers and New sections with the best-selling and latest video games. To access the complete list of available games, choose the platform of your interest ( Steam , Origin , PS4 , Xbox , Others etc.) in the box on the left. In the new screen that appears, if you wish, you can further customize your search by specifying the Genre ( Adventure , Action ,Sports , Strategy , Multiplayer , Free to play etc.), the price range , the % reduction (to find the games with the greatest discount) and Games rating to view the games based on the votes of other users.

Furthermore, by clicking on the item Popularity in the top right, you can sort the list of games by choosing one of the available options among Name , Price , Votes , Release date and Discount . If, on the other hand, you are looking for a specific game, all you have to do is enter its title in the search field at the top and click on the magnifying glass icon to view the search results.

Once you have identified the game you are interested in, click on its cover image to access the descriptive card and view its details, other users’ comments, availability and many other useful information. If the word Out of stock appears , it means that the chosen game is temporarily unavailable. However, if you click the Notify Me button , you will receive an email as soon as it is back on sale and available for purchase.

To purchase the video game, press the Buy button  or the Preorder button  (if the game has not yet been released). In the latter case, it will be useful to know that the cost of the game ordered will be immediately charged to you. However, if the sale price drops before the release, you will be refunded the difference.

On the Order Summary screen , place the check mark next to the option  Use the balance of my IG credits to use the IG credits available on your account, then place the check mark in the box next to the option   I have read and accept the Terms and Conditions and indicate if the order in question is a gift, by selecting the item  This is a gift . In this case, specify how to deliver the gift by choosing one of the available options between  Send it directly via email and  Download and print the Gift Card and, if you wish, enter a message in the Enter a message to complete your gift field .

In the Select your payment method section  , choose how to pay for your purchase by selecting one of the available payment methods.

  • Credit card: to pay with your credit card ( Visa , MasterCard , Maestro , Bleue ), by entering the data in the fields Card number ,  Card holder ,  Expiry date and Security code . No payment fee is applied.
  • PayPal: allows you to connect your PayPal account . There is a fee of 0.29 euros.
  • Paysafecard: by connecting your Paysafecard account, you can pay for your purchases with a payment fee of 0.68 euros.
  • CoinPayments: allows you to make purchases by paying with Bitcoins . There is a fee of € 0.10.
  • Skrill: to pay with your Skrill account, with a fee of € 0.10.

Once you have made your choice and completed the payment, you will receive an email containing the activation code of your game, which is useful for activating and downloading it. Alternatively, you can view the history of the games purchased (and the related codes) on IG by accessing the My orders section .

To understand better, let’s take a practical example: if you have purchased a computer game that requires activation via  Steam , start the latter and log in to your account in online mode. In the new screen that appears, choose the Add a game option located at the bottom left and select the item Activate a product on Steam from the menu that appears.

Now, press the Next and Accept buttons , enter the activation code in your possession in the Product Code field and click the Next button to complete the addition of the game to your Steam library.

Then click on the Library item , select the newly added game visible in the sidebar on the left and start the download and installation by pressing the Install button To learn more, my guides on how to download Steam and how Steam works may be helpful .

In case of problems

If a code you have purchased is not working, you are having problems with your account or you simply need some information, you will be pleased to know that Instant Gaming offers a support service available 24/7.

To request assistance and open a new ticket, log in to your account, click on the Assistance option and select one of the available options ( Questions about an order , Pre- orders , Other ), depending on the problem encountered. Read carefully the instructions provided to try to solve the problem independently, otherwise enter your message in the appropriate field, choose whether to attach an image by clicking on the option Choose a file  and press the Send button to send the message.

By accessing the Support section again , you can check the status of your ticket, add new details by clicking on the Add response button or cancel the support request by selecting Cancel my request .

Use Instant Gaming from smartphones and tablets

You should know that Instant Gaming is also available as an application for Android and iOS devices . Using the latter, you can log into your account to purchase new games, open support tickets and add funds to your account.

After downloading the Instant Gaming app from your device’s store, start it by tapping its icon (the word Instant Gaming on an orange background ) on the home screen, then tap the ≡ button at the top right, select voice My account from the menu that appears and enter your information in the fields of access Email and Password to access your account.

When you first log in, you will receive a security email from Instant Gaming to authorize access from your new device. Then access the email in question and click on the link contained within it to verify your device, then press the  button again  , select the My account option and repeat the login procedure to your account.

To find a game of your interest, enter its name in the search field at the top and tap on the magnifying glass icon , otherwise press the  button  and select the platform of your interest ( Steam , Origin , PS4 , Uplay etc. .) to view games for the chosen platform only.

Once you have identified the game of your interest, press the Buy button to access its descriptive card and read its ratings and details, then tap the Buy button to proceed with the payment. If IG credits are available on your account, put the check mark next to the option Use the balance of my IG credits , otherwise select one of the payment methods available between credit card , PayPal , Paysafecard , CoinPayments and Skrill , enter the data and presses the button Pay [amount] to complete the purchase.

If everything went well, you should see the activation code of the purchased game in the My orders section , visible by pressing the  button  . If not, choose the Support option to open a new ticket and report the issue encountered.


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