GAME Reward app now available for Windows Phone 8

Leading UK video game retailer GAME has released an app for Windows Phone 8. It's a useful tool for those who wield a GAME Reward card and can take full advantage of offers and points collected through purchases and other means of accumulation in the loyalty programme. 

Before we get into how awesome the app is, unfortunately it's almost impossible to use with a light theme enabled in Windows Phone settings. Text input fields and forms are only viewable in a dark theme configuration. Should you connect your card to the app, it's then possible to make use of the features using the lighter setting - just bear it in mind when opening the app for the first time.

With that issue out of the way, the app itself is very nice. Making use of Metro elements, the UI definitely looks similar to first-party apps and is easily recognisable as running on Microsoft's platform. GAME customers are able to connect their Reward cards (and Gamestation cards) to the app to display balance information and applicable reward details. A reward QR code is also presented for use.

Game App

As well as account balance readouts, those who have accounts can check out the nearest GAME store to any given location, with a map available to view stores across the country (full addresses are listed with distance from current location). Adding gamer tags and system login information when registering an account will enable the retailer to reward those who attain achievements and complete other tasks in the future - pretty neat.

It's well worth checking out the app should you be a frequent customer with the retailer and hold an account to make use of the reward capabilities of the loyalty programme. We'd like to see Game improve the app with more features and possibly the addition of an easily accessible online store.

You can download GAME Reward from the Windows Phone Store for free.

QR: GAME Reward

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • WP7.(#) or WP8?
  • Unfortunately it's WP8 only :(
  • Nice.. Didn't think they were around any more, all AUS stores were shut but obviously no impact on them
  • Shutdown in UK too, I believe. No great loss as I hated their tiny stores in Aus
  • Nah game went into administration in the UK but they got bought by a private equity group and closed all their gamestation stores.
  • Usefull for me will put this on my new 8X
  • Would not install on my Titan, I assume its for wp8 only... Why?
  • No luck installing on HD7. Assuming it's WP8 only? :-(
  • Guys, unfortunately it IS WP8 ONLY. Also according to the site you get a few points for free when you first link your card to it. Also can't believe I wasn't given any credit for this as I've been keeping Paul informed for just over a week now regarding this!
  • Why would something like this be WP8 only? It doesn't use any special features does it?
    Also how did this pass certification if it doesn't work in the light theme? That is one of the requirements and quite a few apps fail if they don't support both themes (atleast on WP7).
    Would be a nice app to use if you shopped at a store, can't say that i've been in one for years thanks to Steam.It is good to see WP getting support from more companies though :)
  • I hope that this Wp8 only thing doesn't become the norm.
  • Prepare to be disappointed...
  • There's NO reason an app like this should not be available for WP7/7.5.
    As said previously, I wonder how long before WP7/7.5 users are stuck with a static marketplace.
  • Fuckin.... BOOOO!!