So You Want My Job? Capcom’s Antoine Molant on having passion for your product

The Drum 01 Jun 2021 12:00

Welcome to So You Want My Job? Each week we ask the people working in some of the industry’s coolest jobs about how they got where they are. Along the way, we dig into their philosophies, inspirations, processes and experiences. Hopefully, our interviewees can inspire you to pursue (or create) a job that’s just as exciting.

This week, we catch up with Antoine Molant, marketing director for EMEA & UK at Capcom Entertainment Europe, as part of our two-week Gaming deep dive. 

What did you want to be when you growing up? And does your job now resemble that in any way?  

An archeologist – the kind that chases ancient relics throughout the world rather than the one dusting off a fragile item very carefully with a paintbrush for 10 hours. So yes, my job is exactly that – in a virtual world, when I have time to play games on a console or PC.

How did you get your job?

I was lucky enough to finish my studies at the end of the 90s, the golden age of the games industry. Companies in that field were recruiting massively back in those days. I had been into video games since I was a kid but never thought it would, or could, be part of my job. I found a work placement at a now extinct company called Infogrames, on the event organization side, and over 20 years I acquired experience in various fields, which brought me to where I am now.

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