Sea of Darkness is the thirty second game in the Nancy Drew Adventure Series. It is based on Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #27: The Secret of the Wooden Lady.
The Icelandic town of Skipbrot is celebrating its Ancestor's Festival. The Heerlijkheid, a seventeenth century Dutch ship that is part of the festival, crashes into the harbor without its captain, Magnus Kiljansson, mirroring a similar event centuries ago when a volcano erupted. Magnus's business partner, Dagny Silva, hires Nancy to find him.
Soren runs the Culture Center and is in charge of the Ancestors' Festival. He is disliked by most of the town for being an "outsider", even though he was born only ten miles away from Skipbrot.
Elisabet is Magnus's ex-girlfriend and controls access to the Heerlijkheid.
Magnus is the captain of the Heerlijkheid who has gone missing. He is Dagny's business partner and agreed to search for the ship's legendary treasure with her after the Festival.
Dagny is a treasure hunter and the manager of the ship's restoration project. She suspects that Magnus double-crossed her and went off searching for the Heerlijkheid's fabled treasure without her.
Gunnar is a local sailor who firmly believes the festival is veering away from tradition and has sabotaged the Festival twice in the past.
Phone Friends Edit
Nancy uses a cell phone that can be accessed by an icon at the bottom of the screen. She can get hints from the tasklist if she's an Amateur Sleuth.
Ned is Nancy's longtime boyfriend. Their anniversary occurs while Nancy is in Iceland. Ned is hurt that Nancy completely forgot about it and traveled to Iceland instead of spending their special day together.
Alex is at the Reykjavic Harbormaster's control tower and communicated with Magnus via radio when he was on board the ship.
Ned's old friend and new roommate. Occasionally, when you call Ned, Burt can be heard in the background.
- Sea of Darkness is the last game to feature Lani Minella as the voice of Nancy Drew.
- It is also the final game to have limited, point-and-click scenes rather than full movement.
- This is the first game to feature a homosexual character as Dagny admitted to once being married to a woman, but is now divorced.