How Instant Gaming works

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What is Instant Gaming

First we go into the detail of this guide and tell you how Instant Gaming works, it is necessary to make a necessary premise 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 o 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

creare un account su 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 logo of Facebook, pigia sul pulsating Continue eat [nome], put the check mark next to the item Accetto i Terms and Privacy policy e pulsing sul pulsating To introduce to log into your account. If, on the other hand, you prefer to use your Google account, click on the logo of Google, select the account of your interest and press the button Allow 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 the entry My Account e scegli l'opzione Manually register an IG account. On the newly opened page, enter the required data in the fields Your name, Last name, Email Address, Your password, Address, City, Postal code e Birthday, then put the check mark required to accept the terms of service and the privacy policy and press the buttons To introduce e OK.

Now, log into your inbox, locate the email sent by Instant Gaming and click the button Activate the account to complete the registration and activate your account. Press the button OK present 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 earn IG credits to spend on the purchase of games.


To start earning credits, log into your account and click on the entry Credits IG present 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 the I like it to the Instant Gaming Facebook page, you can earn € 0,10. To do this, pause with the mouse pointer on the item + 0,10 € relative all'opzione Like our Facebook page e pulsing sul pulsating Go, dopodiché pigia sul pulsnte Continue eat [nome], put the I like it to the page and that's it.


Alternatively, you can earn IG credits through affiliations. By clicking on the item Affiliations present 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

Add funds to your account is a procedure that allows you to make purchases on Istant Gaming without using your credit card or without adding a payment method to your account. In fact, by recharging with Paysafecard or through the Gift Card di Instant Gaming, you can top up your account and use the available credit to complete the purchase of a game.


To add new funds to your account, select the item IG credit present in the main menu and locate the section Redeem a Gift Card. Then enter the code of your gift card in the field Code e pulsing sul pulsating Send to add the relevant amount to your account.

Alternatively, if you want to top up your Instant Gaming account with Paysafecard, click on the item IG credit, pigia sul pulsating Go related to the option Top up your account with PaysafeCard and, in the new screen displayed, select the amount of your interest among 10, 25, 50 € o 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 button Pay, enter your Paysafecard account details in the fields Username e Password e pulsing sul pulsating Login to access your account and complete the top-up.

Purchase a game on Instant Gaming

Dopo aver creato il tuo account, sei soon per buy 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 fields Email e Password e pulsing sul pulsating OK but I will access your account.

On the Instant Gaming main page, you can see a list of games available for pre-order, a box on the right with the game of the day and sections Bestsellers e new with the best-selling video games and the latest arrivals. 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 Gender (Adventure, Action, Sport, Strategia, Multiplayer, Free to play etc.), the price range % reduction (to find the games with the greatest discount) e Games rating to view games based on other users' votes.

Also, by clicking on the entry Popularity at the top right, you can sort the list of games by choosing one of the options available from Your name, Price, Votes, Exit date e Discount. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a specific game, all you have to do is enter its title in the Campo di Ricerca at the top and click on the icon magnifying glass to view the search results.

Once you have found 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 message appears Out of stock, it means that the chosen game is temporarily unavailable. However, by clicking the button Notify me, you will receive an email as soon as it is back on sale and available for purchase.

To buy the video game, press the button Buy Now or on the button Preorder (if the game hasn't come out yet). 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 screen Order Summary, place a check mark next to the option Use my IG credit balance to use the IG credits have them on your account, then put 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. If so, specify how to deliver the gift by choosing one of the options available from Email it directlyDownload and print the Gift Card and, if you wish, enter a message in the field Enter a message to complete your gift.

In the  Select your payment method, 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, Blue), entering the data in the fields Card numberCard holderExpiration date e 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 related codes) on IG by accessing the section my orders.

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 into your account in online mode. In the new screen that appears, choose the option Add a game located at the bottom left and select the item Activate a product on Steam give the menu to compare.

Now, press the buttons NEXT e Accept, enter the activation code in your possession in the field Product code and click sul pulsating NEXT to finish adding the game to your Steam library.

Then click on the item library, select the game you just added visible in the sidebar on the left and start the download and installation by pressing the button Install. 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 hours a day, 24 days a week.

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

By accessing the section again Quick, you can check the status of your ticket, add new details by clicking on the button Add reply or cancel the request for assistance by selecting the item 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 Instant Gaming lettering on orange background) on the home screen, then tap the ≡ button at the top right, select the item My Account from the menu that appears and enter your login details in the fields Email e Password but I will 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 option My Account and repeat the procedure for accessing your account.

To find a game that interests you, enter its name in the Campo di Ricerca at the top and tap on the icon magnifying glass, 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 button Buy Now, to access its descriptive card and read its evaluations and details, then tap the button Buy Now to proceed with the payment. If there are IG credits available on your account, put the check mark next to the option Use my IG credit balance, otherwise select one of the payment methods available from credit card, PayPal, Paysafecard, CoinPayments e Skrill, enter the data and press the button Pay [amount] but I will complete the acquisto.

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

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