It was originally released as demo in September 7, The game had massive hype during its announcement, but many people were also criticizing the game's demo, noticing the stolen assets and the fact that the story is weak, the voice acting is horrendous, and the gameplay is lacking. On Half-Life Subreddit, YouTube and forums like then-active Facepunch, the game itself became a subject of numerous parodies and memes due to its atrociously low production values, terrible voice acting and dialogue. DX featured it on his Worst Games of the Decade saying that "the story is a year-olds fanfiction realized in video game form". He then declared it the worst Indie Game saying, "There has never been a game more telling of Steam's complete apathy towards quality control than HDTF. It is undoubtedly the worst of them.