By Charlie Howard
For the Camera
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If you walk through the University of Colorado's campus at 11 p.m. on a July night, you probably wouldn't expect to see too many people.
That isn't the case this July.
"Pokemon Go" is giving people of all ages a reason to make the pilgrimage to the campus to play the game that topped 15 million downloads Wednesday on Apple's App Store and Google Play since its July 6 release, according to estimates from mobile app research firm SensorTower.
There were 100-plus people camped out at the University's Alumni Center late Thursday night, a scene that was strewn with lit up phone screens, beer cans and extension cords.
The Alumni Center is a hotspot where a player can catch more of the virtual monsters than usual. People set up televisions and hammocks while they hung around playing the mobile game.
There was a man who brought his bed, with plans to camp out at the spot all night.
Around the rest of campus there were groups of people running from location to location, chasing the virtual monsters.
The spot, which was filled primarily with university students, was also attracting people from much further distances.
"I drove up here from Denver," said 26-year-old Edgar Cuevas. "I'm definitely going to come back. I grew up with Pokemon and now that I have kids I don't really get to do anything except work and go home. At night I get to slip away... as long as my wife lets me."
The people were friendly and constantly interacting with each other. Every 20 minutes there would be somebody shouting, alerting the crowd about a new rare Pokemon that had spawned nearby.
"I've been here every night since last Sunday and every night the crowd gets a little bigger," Mike Roberts said. "I think the game is going to make streets safer because people are going to be out at all hours of the night catching Pokemon."
Garet Anders showed up at the scene with an envelope with hundreds of Pokemon stickers handing them out to everyone in the crowd.
"Since I was little I wanted to make a gaming platform that gave access to all gamers and to create a giant community but Pokemon did it first. I'm stupid excited!" Anders said.