The year is 1899. For millennia, people have shared myths of unexplained occurrences at age-old monuments around the world, such as Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt. Recently, reports of bizarre phenomena at these sites have garnered the full attention of the powers that be. In these places, spacetime is distorted. Time flows in unexpected ways. In addition, unusual crystals with supernatural properties have been discovered there. These discoveries have sparked the invention of fantastic machines that can travel through time. Now, the rapidly industrializing superpowers of the world are in a race to amass and exploit these valuable resources.
At the center of these endeavors, the newly established Temporal Institute for Monument Exploration (T.I.M.E. for short) is sending out steam-powered airships to travel through time and space. As captain of one of these airships, you will set out to explore the temporal rifts around the monuments. Dive into the turbulent stream of time on a quest for long-lost knowledge, vanished cultures, and hidden treasures. Search for crystal deposits and use your resources — including steam, crystals, gold, and time — wisely to stay ahead of your competitors, ultimately to gain T.I.M.E.'s esteem and eternal glory. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary time travel adventure with Steam Time!