Ah, Instagram. Love it or hate it, Instagram doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. I’ve previously talked about how Instagram can be a useful tool for writers, but did you know it was a great place to look for gaming content too? In this post, I’m going to be sharing a few of my favourite gaming Instagram accounts, and look a little bit at how utilising Instagram as a gamer can really help you grow and connect with others who share your passions.
Gaming Instagram accounts are huge. I know, I had no idea either. Now, while some can be a bit hit and miss aesthetically, there’s no doubt that there are plenty of clear frontrunners on the #gamestagram front.
I recently created a second Instagram account purely for my gaming-based content. Starting over with another IG isn’t exactly straightforward. However, it has given me an opportunity to build a fresh look and feel for my gaming posts. Plus, I didn’t want to suddenly start filling my personal Instagram full of shots from Tomb Raider or World Of Warcraft, you know?
Anyway, what I’ve already learned is that there is a massive gaming community on Instagram, and it has a completely different vibe to anything else I’ve seen there.
It might not be on your radar just yet, but if you’re a fan of gaming, or even just the art and design work that goes into games, then you can use this post as a handy place to jump in and follow some of the best gaming Instagram accounts around.
Gaming Instagram Accounts? Really?
Yes. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me before, but Instagram is actually a natural fit for sharing gameplay content; stunning visuals, ultra-detailed photography, glossy tech collections – it’s a no-brainer really.
Dive deeper into the gaming world on Instagram and you’ll find gorgeous game stills, Funko flat lays and cosplay creations that really do show the variety and creativity that lives in the gaming community.
However, it’s worth noting that while gaming Instagram accounts are on the rise, it is still possible to fall into the false perfection trap that is so often associated with this particular platform.
Don’t be disheartened by the beautiful shots and flawless PC setups you may see in some gaming Instagram accounts. Take it all with a pinch of salt and get inspired to create your own gaming-based content!
Above and beyond all the visuals, Instagram is a great place to meet and connect with other gamers on a more social level. I’ve met some great people through my new gaming Instagram already! It’s also a great way to meet potential multiplayer friends, new streamers, cosplayers and esports teams too.
Many gaming brands, magazines and small businesses are also really active on Instagram too, so creating your own gaming Instagram account is a great way to build relationships with potential sponsors or partners for future reference.
Anyway, let’s get on with it and check out some of my favourite gaming Instagram accounts of the moment!
Update: I’ve had to convert all these lovely visual Instagram posts into links because WordPress and Instagram don’t like each other anymore. Shame. Anyhow, although it doesn’t look that pretty anymore, you can just click the links to check out the recommendations.
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What Are Your Favourite Gaming Instagram Accounts?
This is only a snapshot of some of the great gaming content you can find over on Instagram. If you know any other brilliant accounts that everyone needs to know about then feel free to tag them in the comments!
So, if you’re looking to grow your network of gaming friends then Instagram is definitely a great place to get started. You can also check out my Pinterest boards on all things gaming, writing and social media for more information.
I hope this list has given you a good starting point, and I’d love to hear from you if you’ve found this post useful. Happy gaming!