Project Stein is a time-traveling project pioneered by astrophysics professor Reuss Stein. It serves as the main plot for the first season of Criminal Case's spin-off by Rifqitheflipper. The Stein's Scientists Squadron, abbreviately known as SSS, serves as the main protagonist of the storyline. The storyline takes place in the year of 2005A/Θ.
Reuss Stein began working on the project around the 1990s. Although the exact date Reuss started working on the project is unknown, several historical records mentions that Stein sparked the idea of the project on 25th of May, 1995. The main reason of why Reuss tried to create an invention that defies the laws of causality is still unknown, up to this point. Within a year, Reuss had worked on the project alone, before he married Thalia Savvidis in 1991.
Thalia suggested the idea to gather the best scientists that were willing to cooperate with the couple to finish his project, of which her husband agrees. Throughout over a thousand days, Reuss had been striving to choose the best of the best to help him in his project.
He first recruited João Sepulveda and Susanne van der Wiel from the Porto and Eindhoven Police Department, respectively as an anatomical expert and multi-subject professor. Through Susanne, Reuss managed to find three more members: Italian hacker FIorentine de Rossi, Irish phenomenon hunter Murphy Keane, and Swedish physics researcher Dr. Abe Larsson.
Although the members were enough at that point, Reuss had not given up. Two months later, Reuss was invited to a TV show as a guest, where he had an everlasting argument with a famous German spokesperson and psychological expert Dr. Al Gotze. Mesmerized by Gotze's talk, Reuss recruited the old doctor.
The last member who Reuss had recruited is his own adoptive daughter, Isabella Roux, a French-born biology prodigy.
With nine members on Reuss' team, the project did not took a long time to finish. After ten years of tears, sweat, and blood, Reuss' project was finally finished on the 3rd of February 2005. Before triggering the activation, the team threw down a party, not knowing what might strike them at their project.
To be continued...
Below are the list of timelines that the SSS crew will explore.
The Nexus is the SSS' first destination. The Nexus is an interdimensional terminal bridging every timeline into one circuit. The Nexus has an uncanny, unusual appearance which can't be described by mere hypothesis. It has a shape and color that has never been seen before, and is rumored to be a fifth-dimensional object. The pilot takes place here.
The SSS' first journey into altering the current future is by stopping a group of criminals named 'The Artsonists' who had terrorized the Renaissance Era until their disappearance 20 years later. The SSS must dig into evidences and solves murders and crimes committed by the Artsonists to unveil the group of perpetrators.
More to be revealed...
List of Arcs and Episodes
- 46th Experiment:
- The Artsonists' Avengement:
- Back to the Future:
- The Great Escape:
The Seven Seas
- Turning the Tides:
- Dead Redemption:
- Dark Side of the Earth:
- Game of Thrones:
- Power Behind the Throne
- Song of Swords:
World War Two
- Band of Brothers:
- Caught in the Crossfire
The Lost Files Exclusive
- Middle Eastern Emporium
- Other Side of the Coin
The Lost Files
Due to being less praiseworthy to the main plot, several extra episodes had been excluded from the major arcs. Instead, they can only be unlocked by completing certain tasks. The cluster of the missing episodes' arc itself was dubbed 'The Lost Files I' and so on. Below is the list of unlockable extra episodes.
The Lost Files I: Betrayal of Fate
Unlocked by: Obtaining Darwin's Board
- Other Side of the Coin
Instead of snacks, the SSS uses a more convenient way of obtaining energy; energy boosts.
- Energy Drink – The most common energy boost available. This boost gives 20 energy points per bottle. The player can buy a bottle for 10 cash. This is compressed from Orange Juice.
- Protein Shake – This energy boost is less common than Energy Drink. This boost gives 50 energy points per pack. The player can buy a pack for 25 cash. This is compressed from Potato Chips.
- Carbooster (Carbohydrate Booster) – This energy boost is difficult to get. This boost provides 90 energy points per pack. This is compressed from Burgers.
- Ramen – This energy boost is very difficult to get. This snack provides 150 energy points each because of its rarity in the game.
See Pendants for more information.
See Distress Mode for more information.